A one month old baby has died on the spot after being hit by a vehicle at Fitalyano Village along Kasama Mpika road.
Northern Division Criminal Investigations officer, Mubita Nawa, confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Kasama yesterday and named the victim as Anna Musonda aged one month.
Mr. Nawa explained that this occurred on Saturday around 7.30 hours when the driver of the Isuzu KB registration number AIB 2514 who was coming from Mpika was over speeding and in the process hit a pedestrian who had a child on the back.
Mr. Nawa said the mother sustained a deep cut on the head and is in hospital while the child sustained a swollen head and died on the spot.
He said the driver identified as Sam Reddy of Indian origin is in police custody awaiting to appear in court.
Mr. Nawa said the body is lying in Kasama General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.
Mr. Nawa has since appealed to motorists to be cautious on the road.