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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

79-year-old driver kills pedestrian

A 79-year-old man has been reported following a fatal crash at Morphett Vale on Saturday.

Police say that just before 3.30pm on Saturday, police and emergency services were called to Westmoreland Road after a Kia sedan had reportedly struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 37-year-old Christie Downs woman, sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 79-year-old Morphett Vale man, was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre as a precaution. He has been reported for causing death by dangerous driving.

Two other pedestrians injured in the crash, a 36-year-old woman from Morphett Vale and a 78-year-old woman from Morphett Vale, were also taken to the Flinders Medical Centre with minor injuries.

Westmoreland Road was closed for several hours while Major Crash Investigators worked at the scene.

The woman’s death is the 68th life lost on South Australia roads, compared with 84 for this time last year.

Anyone who witnessed the crash who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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