AN 18-year-old learner of the Ohakafiya Combined School in the Ohangwena Region died tragically on Friday after jumping from a moving vehicle.
According to the police report, Julia Nghitiwalye was among a group of learners who were given a lift by a local resident as they returned from school.
Other learners were dropped off at their destination, but Julia remained in the vehicle to be dropped off some distance away at the Oushake Village.
It is alleged that the driver forgot that he still had a passenger onboard and was driving past the village when the deceased person decided to jump off instead of alerting the driver.
She died shortly after hitting the hard surface of the bitumen road that runs past her home village.
The police have registered a case of culpable homicide and the matter is still under investigation.