Mufulira residents on Tuesday evening ran amok and burnt to ashes an unregistered vehicle after the driver allegedly hit into a pedestrian killing her instantly.
The residents burnt to ashes a Toyota chaser which was being driven by Japhet Mwila aged 52 around 18:20 hours on Tuesday.
Mr Mwila was driving on Changa-Chenga road in Katanshi Township when he lost control and hit two pedestrians who were walking off the road.
Copperbelt police commissioner Mary Tembo said Mr Mwila of house number A106 Kankoyo Township hit into Ivy Chibuta 47 crashing her head and buttocks.
Ms Tembo said Ms Chibuta was pronounced dead upon arrival at Ronald Ross Hospital while Mr Julius Kunda who was also hit sustained injuries on the head and mouth.
Mr Kunda is admitted at Ronald Ross hospital.
“We have recorded an incident in which a Toyota Chasser was burnt to ashes after the driver hit into two pedestrians. The driver was over speeding and in the process lost control and hit two people who were walking off the road,” she said.
She said the driver has since been arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.