Navutulevu farmer believed to be latest road fatality

The victim was a passenger in a truck driven by a 31year old man. Picture: SUPPLIED

A FARMER from Navutulevu Village died following a motor vehicle accident last night.

According to Police the 48-year-old victim was a passenger in a truck driven by a 31-year-old man when the accident occurred along the Queens Road near Naboutini in Serua.

“The truck which was loaded with sand was heading towards Sigatoka when the driver allegedly failed to negotiate a sharp bend resulting in the accident,” Police said.

“The victim and a second passenger was rushed to the Korolevu Health Center but was pronounced dead on arrival. The second victim has been transferred to the Lautoka Hospital and is admitted in critical condition.

“The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and police are still searching for him.

“The road death toll currently stands at 45 compared to 59 for the same period last year.”

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