Pelin Kaya, a Turkish woman, died in a crash at Gżira KFC earlier today and the driver of the car, Jeremy Camilleri, was arrested for the death. Read on to learn how Pelin Kaya died, how the car accident happened, and what caused her death in the accident.
According to available reports, Kaya and Camilleri did not know each other and this was an accident that occurred due to reckless driving. Tragedy took the life of a young lady who had a long future ahead 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 lives in Gjira. She was the victim of the Gżira KFC crash where Jeremy Camilleri was 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 close to the scene of the accident.
Pelin Kaya died in a car accident in Gjira: What happened?
Pelin Kaya, 30, was walking near a Paul & Rocco gas station when she was hit by a black BMW driven by Jeremy Camilleri on Via Testaferrata at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The impact threw her several meters and More later, the BMW crashed into a nearby KFC restaurant.
An ambulance crew took Kaya to Mater Dei Hospital, but she died shortly afterwards from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the BMW also reportedly assaulted the victim and threw stones at her before being subdued by police.
Kaya was celebrating her 30th birthday at the time of the tragic accident. Kaia and Camilleri reportedly did not know each other and it was an accident.
Pelin Kaya died in the accident in Gjira: What is the reason?
Pelin Kaya, a Turkish woman, was killed by 33-year-old Jeremy Camilleri after he ran her over with his BMW. Camilleri was arrested at the scene after being subdued by police officers. The police had to use a taser to subdue him.
CCTV footage of the incident shows Camilleri exiting the vehicle and walking across the road. He also assaulted bystanders and resisted arrest, according to reports.
Jeremy Camilleri later tested positive for cocaine and alcohol. Charges have been filed and drunk driving has been listed as the official cause of the crash that killed Pelin Kaya.
Pelin Kaya Obituary, Funeral and Tribute
An obituary for Pelin Kaya is currently pending, as are funeral arrangements. Her family has been notified of the tragedy and her relatives are expected to fly to Malta ahead of the trial.
Kaya’s colleagues at Onepercent describe her as a “dear teammate” and friend. “Being a part of our team this past year, Pelin left an indelible mark on all of us that will never be forgotten,” the business wrote in an emotional Facebook post with a group photo.
Her colleagues are leading the tributes as they all remember her as a ‘wonderful person’. who would be sorely missed.
Our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. May God rest her soul in peace.