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Hit and run update – Driver turns herself in to police

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Yin Mana sits in the police station after turning herself in. courtesy of Swift News

The driver of the Range Rover involved in the recent (Tuesday ,March 26) hit-and-run accident in which a female university student was killed, turned herself in to the police today, March 29.  After questioning she was sent to court for legal proceedings.

Footage of the incident garnered attention from social media users, prompting Prime Minister Hun Sen to order the arrest of those involved.

Colonel Sem Kunthea, chief of Phnom Penh’s traffic police, confirmed that Yin Mana was brought to the police station by her father, Yin Geck.  He is the registered owner of the SUV.  Ms Mana admitted to driving the car and hitting the motorbike Dum Rina was riding.

The police report states that Ms Mana , with two passengers in the SUV, was allegedly driving at high speed when she hit Ms Rida on Street 228 in Tuol Kork. She and her friends fled the scene and abandoned the SUV in Meanchey district. Ms Rida died at the scene of the accident.

The victim’s mother, Path Pov, filed a complaint to the court, “After crashing into my daughter, causing her death, the driver did not stop the car or help the victim. In contrast, the driver fled the scene. I want the courts to punish her, and I request [$200,000] compensation.”

On Wednesday, Ms Mana’s family gave $5,000 to Facebook personality Pheng Vannak to give to Ms Rida’s family for a funeral.

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