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Court charges teen over fatal hit-and-run

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The accused Yin Khun Mey, also known as Yin Mana, was charged in the hit-and-run death of a female university student. Swift News

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged a motorist over the hit-and-run death of a female university student after she turned herself in to police and was sent to court.

Judge Bun Thy identified her as 16-year-old Yin Khun Mey, also known as Yin Mana.

He said Ms Khun Mey was charged with driving without care and attention and negligence leading to death over the accident with occurred on March 26 on Street 228 in Tuol Kork district. She is now in prison pending trial.

“I, Bun Thy, an investigating judge, order the accused Yin Khun Mey, alias Yin Mana, to be detained in PJ prison.” Judge Thy said.

Ms Khun Mey faces one to three years in jail and a fine of 4,000,000 riel (about $991) to 15,000,000 riel (about $3,719).

Footage of the accident went viral on social media, prompting Prime Minister Hun Sen to order the arrest of those involved.

A police report states that Ms Khun Mey, with two passengers in an SUV, was driving at high speed when she hit Dum Rida, 19, on Street 228 in Tuol Kork.

She and her friends then fled the scene and abandoned the SUV in Meanchey district. Ms Rida died at the scene of the accident.

Full story in Monday’s paper

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