Police investigate

POLICE are investigating the death of a 15-year-old on the island of Taveuni.

Spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the victim was involved in a car accident that happened at Naselesele on Friday night.

“He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old,” she said.

“It is alleged the suspect lost control of the vehicle while trying to overtake another vehicle along the North Coastal Road causing it to veer of the road.

“The suspect and another 15-year-old passenger escaped injuries.”

The victim, Ms Naisoro said sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Labasa Hospital on Saturday morning where he unfortunately passed away.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted as investigations continue.

The road death toll stands at 38 compared with 30 for the same period last year.