A 57-YEAR-OLD Australian engineer is in custody at the Sigatoka Police Station following a road accident on Saturday in which an 18-year-old girl travelling with the engineer was killed in a collision at Malevu, Sigatoka.
This was confirmed yesterday by police Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri who said there were three other passengers in the engineer's car, but they only suffered minor injuries.
"The deceased received head injuries and was conveyed to Sigatoka Hospital where she died at 1741hrs (5.41pm on Saturday)," Insp Sokomuri said in a police report.
The incident occurred around 3pm on Bulu bridge in Malevu on the Queens Rd, according to the report.
"The 57-year-old engineer failed to negotiate a bend and collided head on with vehicle registration number EZ986, driven by 52-year-old driver of Naceva, Sigatoka.
"The driver of EZ986 is admitted at Lautoka Hospital in stable condition and the three other passengers were treated for minor injuries and sent home."
According to Insp Sokomuri, the engineer was on his way to Sigatoka Town when the incident happened.
"The 57-year-old engineer is in custody at the Sigatoka Police Station," he said.