Elderly man dead after hit-and-run accident

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Free State police have launched a manhunt after a hit-and-run incident led to the death of an elderly man outside Bloemfontein.

According to Free State police spokesperson Thabo Covane, the incident took place on the R64 road in Boshof on Thursday. He says the police found the body of the 52-year-old man on the side of the road when they were patrolling the area at about 21:30.

Covane says the victim was declared dead after paramedics were summoned to the scene. According to Covane, the deceased was identified by documents that were found in his possession as the 52-year-old man from Bulfontein Extension 4, Selosesha, Thaba Nchu.

He says that a case of culpable homicide has been opened at the Bainslvlei Police Station. Cuvane also requested anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact Captain Thapelo Motseki on 082 466 8405 or visit the nearest police station.

Kekeletso Mosebetsi

kekeletso@centralmediagroup.co.za