South Africa: Truck driver kills Kruger impala

May 8, 2012, 10:21 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African wildlife officials say a delivery truck driver who was going too fast slammed into a herd of impala, leaving seven dead antelope strewn along a road in the country’s flagship Kruger National Park.

Several South African newspapers published photos of the carnage on their front pages Tuesday. The South African National Parks department said in a statement Monday that the driver, who was employed by contractors doing work in the park, was fined 2,500 rand for the accident.

The statement says witnesses saw the truck overtake other vehicles at high speed near a park gate before it hit the impala on May 2.

Kruger spokesman William Mabasa appealed to the public, reminding them that the animals have the right of way.

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South Africa: Truck driver kills Kruger impala