A taxi driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, hit her with his vehicle and dragged her body for at least 20 metres, where she died instantly.
The tragedy occurred at Vitabaur village on Saturday, April 15, at around 6.30pm.
“He was driving at high speed without lights,” Provincial police commander Joseph Tabali told Loop PNG.
“The car was swaying from side to side when it hit the elderly pedestrian, dragged her body then overturned.
“Police attended to the scene, removed the body and took it to the Vunapope hospital.”