Pelin Kaya, a Turkish woman, was killed in a Gżira KFC crash earlier today, and the car driver Jeremie Camilleri was arrested for the death. Read on to learn how did Pelin Kaya die, how did the car accident happen, and what was the cause of her death in the crash.
According to the available reports, Kaya and Camilleri did not know each other and it was an accident that occurred due to rash driving. The tragedy took the life of a young lady who had a long future in front of her.
Who was Pelin Kaya?
Pelin Kaya was a 30-year-old woman from Turkey. She was born on January 18, 1993, in Istanbul but lived in Gżira. She is the victim of the Gżira KFC crash where Jeremie Camilleri is the culprit who ran her over.
Kaya was an interior designer who worked at the high-end furniture store Onepercent in Birkirkara. She had been living in Malta for at least a year and her residence was near the site of the accident.
Pelin Kaya died in Gżira Car Accident: What Happened?
Pelin Kaya, 30, was walking near the Paul & Rocco petrol station when she was hit by a black BMW driven by Jeremie Camilleri on Testaferrata Street at 1 AM on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The impact made her flung several meters away and the BMW later crashed into the nearby KFC restaurant.
An ambulance crew rushed Kaya to the Mater Dei Hospital but she died shortly after due to the injuries sustained in the crash. Reportedly, the driver of the BMW also assaulted the victim and threw stones at her before getting subdued by the police.
Kaya was celebrating her 30th birthday at the time of the tragic crash. It’s reported that Kaya and Camilleri did not know each other and it was an accident.
Pelin Kaya killed in Gżira Crash: What was the cause?
The Turkish woman Pelin Kaya was killed by 33-year-old Jeremie Camilleri after he ran her over with his BMW. Camilleri was arrested on-site after being subdued by police officers. The police had to use a taser in order to control him.
The CCTV footage of the accident reveals Camilleri walking out of the vehicle and striding across to the other side of the road. He also assaulted passers-by and resisted arrest as per the reports.
Jeremie Camilleri later tested positive for cocaine and alcohol. The charges have been decided and driving under influence has been ruled as the official cause of the accident that killed Pelin Kaya.
Pelin Kaya Obituary, Funeral, and Tributes
An obituary for Pelin Kaya is awaited at this time while the funeral arrangements are also pending. Her family has been informed about the tragedy and her relatives are expected to fly to Malta before the proceedings.
Kaya’s colleagues at Onepercent are describing her as a “dear team-mate” and friend. “Having formed part of our team for the past year, Pelin has left an indelible mark on us all that will never be forgotten,” the business wrote in an emotional Facebook post with a group photograph.
Her colleagues are leading the tributes as everyone remembers her as a “wonderful person.” who would be missed greatly.
Our deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones. May God let her soul rest in peace.