Letlhakane teen dies, police seek hit-and-run driver

Police Crime Scene
Police Crime Scene

FRANCISTOWN: Police in Letlhakane are looking for a motorist who hit a 16-year-old boy, killing him and fleeing the scene.

Letlhakane Police Station commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu told Mmegi Online that the hit-and-run accident occurred on Sunday along the Francistown-Letlhakane road. Furthermore, the accident happened approximately three kilometres away from Letlhakane village. Maphephu stated that a passerby discovered the teen severely injured and lying on the side of the road with multiple bruises.

The passerby reported the incident at the scene to the police who sent the victim to Letlhakane Primary Hospital where doctors certified him dead. “We are still on the hunt for the suspected motorist as we found some debris (broken glasses) suggesting that the deceased was hit by a vehicle which did not stop at the time,” Maphephu further revealed.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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