Well-known Cape confectionist and pastry chef, Melyssa La Vita, 30, was allegedly killed because of a drag race, reports IOL.
She was the owner of the cake and confectionery business called “The Cake Fairy by Melyssa” based in Strandfontein.
La Vita’s father told Weekend Argus that his daughter joined friends from their car club called “Anointed Nation”.
The group gathered at Sacks Circle in Bellville South late on Friday evening where she was hit.
“She had tried to avoid the car, (but) she and the driver had moved in the same direction. She was the pedestrian and she wanted to get away from the vehicle and the car also wanted to avoid her but they went in the same direction,” said her father.
A culpable homicide case has been opened for investigation.
Easter weekend road carnage
At least six people have died on the Western Cape’s roads this Easter weekend.
Two pedestrians were killed on the N2 in a hit and run on Friday.
On Saturday, two more died and four others were injured after a collision on the N1 near Brackenfell Boulevard. Three vehicles were involved in the crash.
Western Cape Traffic spokesperson Jandre Bakker said not this accident happen during curfew hours and one of the drivers was under the influence.
In Goefverwacht, two people were killed and seriously injured after an impatient motorist did not wait before turning and crashed into oncoming traffic between Piketberg and Velddrift. A pedestrian was also severely injured in the incident.