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UPDATE: Indian couple killed by speedster in Vanderbijlpark

It’s understood the 26-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle & died on the scene.

The 26-year-old driver of the vehicle in this image died after he lost control of his BMW and collided with a Sri Lankan couple, killing them, in Vanderbijlpark. Picture Intelligence Bureau SA via Facebook.
speeding driver,Obed Sibasa,Vanderbijlpark
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JOHANNESBURG – An Indian couple has been killed after they were hit by a speeding car in Vanderbijlpark.

The Gauteng Traffic Department says the 26-year-old driver also died on the scene. 

It’s understood he lost control of his vehicle and collided with the couple, who were walking on the sidewalk.

They had just left a restaurant when the accident occurred.

The department’s Obed Sibasa says the BMW was traveling at an excessive speed in a 60 kilometre zone.

“The driver lost control, overturned and hit the curb. Then he landed in between the foreign nationals. The male was airlifted, but passed on.”

*Editor’s note: Earlier, police reported the couple was Sri Lankan. They have since clarified the nationality of the pair as Indian. This article has been updated with the correct information.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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