August 18, 2021

Officer sent to court for killing trio in road accident

Authorities arrested a military officer who killed three teenagers on a motorcycle while driving under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of August 16. POLICE


Kim Sarom | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 17 August 2021 | 21:09 ICT

A military officer who killed three teenagers on a motorcycle while driving under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of August 16 has been sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Heng Sarim, the municipal police’s traffic bureau chief, said on August 17 that the incident occurred in Kamboul district’s Kantouk commune.

He said the victims, aged 17 and 18, were Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district. Two of them died at the hospital.

Citing witnesses, Sarim said the trio were seen travelling on a motorcycle at a medium speed in the right lane. Then a car coming in the opposite direction at high speed veered into the motorcycle’s lane and collided with the bike. One of the three was killed instantly, he said.

“The car driver was drunk and veered into the motorcycle’s lane,” he said, adding that after the incident..

Municipal court spokesman Phlong Sophal did not respond immediately to a request for comment on August 17.

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