Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after Bathurst resident Barbara Jean O’ Reilly, 65, was hit by a car on the N2, 40km east of Grahamstown last Sunday.
Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the tragedy occurred around 4.30pm Sunday 20 August. She and her husband had stopped opposite the Frasers Camp shop.
“The woman was crossing the road, when she was hit by a car,” Govender said.
A friend who later arrived at the scene described it as horrendous. The couple are tenants on his farm on the Port Alfred side of Bathurst. The driver of the vehicle, a white Golf, was arrested.