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Vietnam police capture tractor-trailer driver over fatal hit-and-run

Vietnam police capture tractor-trailer driver over fatal hit-and-run

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 10:25 GMT+7
Vietnam police capture tractor-trailer driver over fatal hit-and-run
Two people on a motorbike were killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, April 10, 2021. Photo: G.T. / Tuoi Tre

Police in the north-central province of Quang Tri have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for causing a hit-and-run that killed two people on a motorbike on Saturday afternoon.

The traffic police division under the provincial Department of Public Security confirmed on Saturday evening they had apprehended D.V.N., 42, to facilitate an investigation.

Preliminary information showed that the crash occurred along a section of National Highway No. 9 in Huong Hiep Commune, Dakrong District at 3:45 pm.

T.H.T.V., 22, and N.T.Q.N., 20, were traveling on a motorbike when they was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by N..

The two people on the motorcycle were killed on the spot, while N. continued to driver away and headed to Dong Ha City in Quang Tri Province.

After the incident was reported, local authorities promptly mobilized multiple police officers to track down the hit-and-run driver.

The tractor-trailer was pulled over about 35 kilometers away from the crash site.

N. was then escorted to the police station.

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