The driver did not halt at the scene and has been charged with two counts of producing dying by unsafe driving, failing to halt at the scene of a crash and one particular depend of aggravated driving devoid of due treatment.
Dicky Press, fifty, and Naomi Braden, forty four, were being strolling down Caroona Rd on their way dwelling all over 2.20am on Saturday when they were being hit by the motor vehicle.
Both died at the scene.
The couple’s devastated spouse and children collected at their dwelling in the hours after the crash but were being too distraught to make any remark.
The 39-yr-outdated male driver from Port Augusta attended the Port Augusta Law enforcement Station hours after the crash.
He was refused bail and will show up in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Monday.
The man’s Toyota Kluger was observed just after twelve.30pm and is going through forensic evaluation.
David Oag, who life around the crash, witnessed the incident.
“We experienced young children functioning by means of the home at about 1am, so that woke us up,” Mr Oag claimed.
“We named they law enforcement and were being continue to awake at 2am.
“We also experienced the exact same thing the night just before so I was quite hyper vigilant to voices.”
Just after 2am Mr Oag claimed he listened to adult voices and went to examine.
“I went down to the fence and could listened to the voices down on the street,” he claimed.
“I could see a motor vehicle coming along and assumed that the motor vehicle would illuminate the people on the street.
“There was a split 2nd exactly where there was a silhouette of a man or woman, then the motor vehicle went whack. It was virtually instantaneous.”
Mr Oag viewed as the motor vehicle drove a hundred metres up the street just before stopping.
“I viewed it halt and ran inside of to seize the mobile phone and call the law enforcement,” he claimed.
“By the time I got again, the motor vehicle was long gone.”
Despite the tragic outcome of the crash Mr Oag claimed he did not feel the motor vehicle was dashing.
“This street is in some cases employed as a racetrack, but this was not one particular of those people times.”
The street is unlit and has a gravel shoulder.
The couple were being believed to be strolling just on the edge of the street, returning from a close by pub, when they were being hit by the motor vehicle.
Their fatalities carry the number of life shed in SA this yr to thirteen as opposed to fifteen at the exact same time last yr.