No charges yet in fatal accident

NO criminal charges have been laid against the driver of a private vehicle involved in an accident along the Kings highway in Ra where a mother and child died.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said no charges had been laid on the 21-year-old who was behind the wheel when the car veered off road.

Ms Naisoro said the driver was still in police custody.

According to police, the private vehicle allegedly veered off road along the Kings Rd on Saturday resulting in the death of Merewai Balekolo and her six-year-old daughter.

The group were on their way to Lautoka for a wedding when the accident occurred.

The national road death toll stands at 46 compared with 55 for the same period last year.

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