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Police lay charges, driver to appear in court

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, January 06, 2014

THE 32-year-old driver who allegedly caused the death of a 55-year-old Navakaka man in Cakaudrove last Friday has been charged with a count of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed this yesterday, saying the man would appear in court today.

"The post-mortem examination of the deceased is expected to be conducted soon," she said.

Ms Naisoro once again appealed to motorists to drive within the speed limit and not to speed, to prevent accidents.

"It's the beginning of the year and we have recorded the country's first fatality.

"The police are pleading with motorists to be more cautious and alert while driving. The lives of passengers are paramount."

It was earlier reported the victim died after the car he was in hit a culvert post causing it to overturn. The victim was rushed to the Savusavu Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The family of the deceased is awaiting the autopsy results before deciding on funeral arrangements.

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