Sihanoukville (FN), June 18 – Sihanoukville provincial investigating judge Plong Visal, on Monday, detained a taxi driver, 34, charged of “careless driving” who accidentally hit Prince Ranariddh’s car causing the Prince injured and his wife Ouk Phalla deceased, according to the court’s order.

Sihanoukville police chief Choun Narin said that authority brought the driver from the hospital to appear in court, and that the court ordered the detention later this evening.

Prince Ranariddh’s wife Ouk Phalla deceased at 12:00 p.m on Sunday due to serious injuries.

She was in the car with Prince Ranariddh when it ran into a collision with a High-Lander taxi of five passengers.

Sihanoukville police chief Choun Narin told that the accident happened at 9:00 on Sunday at Prey Nob district of Sihanoukville province when the prince was on his way to see the supporters in Sihanoukville province, 230 km to the southwest of Phnom Penh.