Police in the northern port city of Hai Phong Thursday said they are investigating a female lieutenant-colonel for running over a person to death and critically injuring another in a traffic accident last month.
On November 27, Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, deputy chief of Hai Phong Police's Anti-Spy Security Division, drove a car from the beach to Do Son District, police said.
The car climbed on to the pavement on Ly Thanh Tong Street, hitting a motorbike carrying Nguyen Tan Cuong, 27, and Do Van Hiep, 25.
Cuong died on the spot, while Hiep was critically injured.
Witnesses said the 38-year-old officer was driving at high speed when she made a turn, so the car overran the road and climbed the sidewalk.
While trying to save the victims, locals found Anh hysterical and trying to take the car away from the site, they said.
The car smelt strongly of alcohol and two other young men in it were vomiting, they added.
Investigators in Do Son District are cooperating with prosecutors in assessing Anh's responsibility in the accident, Hai Phong police officials said.