Police release name of woman killed by truck near Stop'n Shop
03 Sep 2017 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 03 SEP (NAMPA) The woman who was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler truck in Okuryangava on Friday, has been identified as 36-year-old Miriam Markus.
The Namibian Police Force released the name in its daily crime report on Sunday.
Her one-year-old baby, whom she had been carrying in her arms at the time, miraculously survived the accident.
Police also identified the truck driver as Carl Engelbrecht, 57.
A case of culpable homicide was opened against Engelbrecht.
The accident occurred at a three-way stop in Okuryangava, near the Stop n Shop Supermarket at about 10h00 Friday.
City Police Public Relations Officer, Fabian Amukwelele told Nampa Friday Markus was walking on the edge of the road when the incident happened.
Amukwelele said due to street vendors operating and infringing on pavements, pedestrians are often forced to walk in the road.
People should not just set up their businesses anywhere alongside the road; they should consult with the City of Windhoek, so that they can give a directive whether the identified place does not infringe on the pedestrian walk, he said.
Police investigations continue.