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Passenger dead – driver flees scene in Taveuni accident

A 22-year-old man died after the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and landed in a drain along the Southern Coastal Road in Dromoninuku, Taveuni last night. Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu told Newswire that they have taken the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle in custody after he fled the scene of the accident. […]

Peni Shute

February 13, 2016 12:43 pm

A 22-year-old man died after the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and landed in a drain along the Southern Coastal Road in Dromoninuku, Taveuni last night.

Accident in Taveuni that claimed the life of a passenger. Photo: Don Avi/Facebook.
Accident in Taveuni that claimed the life of a passenger. Photo: Don Avi/Facebook.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu told Newswire that they have taken the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle in custody after he fled the scene of the accident. He is being questioned today.

Inspector Weicavu said the man died immediately after the accident which happened at approximately 10.00pm.

Accident in Taveuni that claimed the life of a passenger. Photo: Don Avi/Facebook.
Scene or the accident in Taveuni that claimed the life of a 22 year old woman. Photo: Don Avi/Facebook.

Update 9.26pm: Police have clarified that the victim was a man.  The article has been updated accordingly.

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