Police are now looking for the driver and have asked for people with information about his whereabouts or the incident to come forward.
A heartbroken Reagan O’Ryan, 31, says he watched in disbelief as paramedics pronounced his mom Una, 55, and also his girlfriend Andrewina London, 31, dead in the street.
His sister, Janice, 25, says the tragedy happened shortly after 10pm as the group of relatives was walking home to Montague’s Gift and crossed Prince George Drive at the Joe Marks Boulevard intersection.
“A few of us spent the day in Retreat at a family outing and when we tried to get a taxi home, there were no taxis,” says Janice.
“So my mommy and my brother came to fetch us. As we were walking to the Lavender Hill side of the road, we saw the truck coming straight on.
“Some of us got out of the way, but the truck hit them. It happened so fast and the driver was going so fast. Because the robot was red, we thought he would stop but he didn’t and he hit them.”
Reagan says he is traumatised at the sight of his mother being flung in the air.
“They both died just there and we are still in shock,” he says.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, confirmed the incident and says Steenberg police are now looking for the truck driver.
“The circumstances surrounding a hit and run accident on the corner of Prince George Drive and Joe Marks Boulevard at 10.30pm are under investigation by Steenberg SAPS after two females were killed after they were hit by a truck,” he says.
“The driver of the truck fled the scene and is yet to be arrested.”
Janice explains Reagan and Andrewina have been in a relationship for eight years and have two children who will now grow up without a mother.
“Andrewina lived with us and her children are one and seven years old. We don’t know what will happen now. We are very heartbroken.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Steenberg police on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.