A pedestrian in the small town of Smithfield in the Free State has died after he was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.
According to Sipho Towa, spokesperson for Emergency medical Services, the accident happened at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. The accident happened about 10 kilometers from Rouxville to Smithfield.
The body was found by Rouxville Police as they were making their routine observations. The details surrounding the incident remain sketchy and form part of ongoing police investigations.
Police spokesperson for the area, Yanga Ncukana could not be reached for comment on the matter.