A FIFTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman has died on the spot while a 27-year-old man is battling for his life after a motor vehicle hit them in Serenje.
The duo was hit by a vehicle driven by a Zambia National Service (ZNS) officer around 19:00 hours on Wednesday.
Central Province police chief Standwell Lungu said the accident happened as the two were trying to cross a road.
Mr Lungu identified the deceased as Minency Lukwasa and the injured as Fresh Mwaanga, both of Serenje-Samfya turnoff area.
The injured is nursing a broken leg and fractured knee in Serenje District Hospital.
Mr Lungu identified the ZNS officer based in Mansa as Mubita Anaba, aged 28, who was driving a Toyota Noah, registration number ALB 5138.
He said the officer who escaped unhurt had been detained and would be charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Meanwhile, police have called for calm as they investigate the brutal murder of a Kabwe taxi driver.
Three taxi drivers have recently been killed in the Central Province capital.
Mr Lungu said police were still investigating the cases.
Drivers on Wednesday protested against the killings as they drove in the town centre while honking.