Alleged drunk driver in Jeep who skipped red light flees after fatal collision

Cape Town – Hundreds of mourners gathered at the home of a popular basketball coach and confirmation teacher from Heideveld yesterday after he was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday.

The heartsore family of Calvin Jean, 56, were left reeling in shock after he was declared dead at the accident scene on the corner of Ascension and Duinefontein roads shortly after 3pm.

According to residents, the driver of a black Jeep SUV was allegedly drunk when he jumped a red robot and ploughed into the father of three, who was driving a white Ford bakkie.

The Jeep driver then allegedly abandoned his car and fled the scene on foot.

Jeep ploughed into Calvin Jean’s bakkie. Picture: Supplied

Calvin’s wife Karen, 50, says he had been on his way home and she was alerted to his death after his brother passed the scene and recognised his bakkie.

“I was so devastated, he was a stone’s throw away from home. We would have been married 17 years and I met him at the printing place he worked,” the widow sobbed.

Yesterday hundreds of parishioners from St Theresa’s Catholic Church hosted a drive-by memorial at Calvin’s home.

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