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Motorist in court after killing tourist

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A Cape Town man is expected to appear in court on Monday after he allegedly knocked down a group of tourists, killing a Swedish national and leaving five others injured last week.

The 28-year-old man was driving along Arum Road in Table View on Wednesday night when he hit the pedestrians, confirmed Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.

Table View police said an eyewitness saw a vehicle speeding along the road moments before the incident.

The driver was arrested on the scene and immediately taken to have his blood tested for alcohol.

Traut said he was arrested for culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The group of tourists came from countries including Holland, Israel, Denmark and Sweden, he said.

Paramedics at the scene tried to save the young Swedish national, who had sustained multiple injuries, but were unsuccessful.

[Source: News24]
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