Rehoboth woman arrested for alleged fatal hit and run incident

Rehoboth woman arrested for alleged fatal hit and run incident

The 48-year-old Rehoboth woman arrested on Sunday for an alleged hit and run incident in Rehoboth's Kuvukiland residential area on Saturday made her first appearance at the Rehoboth Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Esmerelda Benz appeared before Magistrate Kandinawapa Nangombe on a charge of culpable homicide, reckless and or negligent driving and failure to assist the victim after an accident on the first count and driving without a licence on the second count.
She was granted bail of N$6 000 and warned to appear in court on 12 August.
An 11-year-old girl, identified as Danelle Mouton, was struck and killed by the car allegedly driven by the suspect on Saturday.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay on Sunday confirmed the arrest and said the suspect was traced after she vanished from the accident scene.
It is alleged that the driver of a silver Toyota Tazz, with a Rehoboth registration number, came speeding in a street where children were playing.
According to earlier police reports, the children ran in different directions to escape the speeding vehicle, but the driver who could not handle the vehicle veered off the road and drove into a nearby yard through the fence and hit the child.
The child died on the spot.