Driver in court for student’s death

15 March 2016-NMMU student Jamie Baartez was killed when an Amos Sinyanya crashed into her on the M4. He was going the wrong way on the freeway. Picture: Supplied
15 March 2016-NMMU student Jamie Baartez was killed when an Amos Sinyanya crashed into her on the M4. He was going the wrong way on the freeway. Picture: Supplied

THE man accused of crashing into and killing NMMU student Jamie Baartez, 19, appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The case was postponed. Amos Sinyanya, 28, of Motherwell, is charged with driving without a valid driver’s licence, as well as culpable homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He had only a learner’s licence, now forfeited.

He was allegedly speeding on the wrong side of the M4 in a BMW when he hit Baartez, who died while being treated.

Siphokazi Babela and Nomfundo Booi, passengers in the car, have turned state witness. Sinyanya is out on R3 000 bail. His case was postponed to July 26.

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