BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) – Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others.
The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic Division.
According to initial reports, a group of militiamen from Lang Lon Commune and Ngai Giao Town in Chau Duc District were on patrol and had stopped by the roadside in Ngai Giao for a break. The BMW was apparently speeding and crashed directly into the group.
One man was killed on the spot and one died later in hospital.
It is unclear whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol. — VNS