GULU: Ugandan-based Spanish journalist Sadurni Carrasco Sumaya, 39, died in a motor accident at Chopelwo valley along Kampala – Gulu highway in Kiryandongo District.
She was killed together with her Ugandan driver, Thomas Mugisha in the accident that occurred at around 8:30 pm on Monday.
Faridah Nampiiga, the Public Relations Officer in the Police Traffic and Road Safety Department, said that the duo was killed in a head-on collision involving their vehicle RAV 4 registration number UAS 597U and Fuso truck registration number UAL192U.
In her statement, Nampiima narrated that Carrasco, who was a member of the International Press Association of Uganda, and her driver, died on the spot while the truck driver escaped from the scene. “Efforts are underway to have him arrested,” she said.
The deceased’s bodies are lying at Kiryandongo Mortuary pending postmortem.