At Korokoko village some 80 kilometres east of Rundu, a nine-year-old boy died after he was hit by a Toyota station wagon between 09h00 and 10h00 on Sunday.
The boy, who has since been identified as Likoro Muhembo, was playing in the road with two friends before the accident occurred.
NamPol’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Monday that the driver of the station wagon had been driving in an easterly direction on the Trans-Caprivi highway when he overran the boy.
The children moved away from the road when they saw a vehicle approaching, but Muhembo ran back to where they had been playing to pick up a toy they had forgotten.
The boy died while he was being transported to the Nyangana Mission Hospital.
Muhembo’s next of kin have been informed of his death, and the police have opened a case of culpable homicide against the driver of the vehicle, although he was not arrested.
This news agency on Sunday also reported that a male pedestrian died on the spot after being run over while attempting to cross the road at the Ntara village, some 60km west of Rundu.
Bampton explained that Frans Njanja, age unknown, was hit by a pick-up motor-vehicle driving from Eenhana to Rundu at around 20h00 on Friday.
Njanja died on the spot, and his next of kin have been informed.
A case of culpable homicide was also opened against the driver of this vehicle, a 28-year-old resident of the Okongo village in the Ohangwena Region.