1st June 2017
A 46 year old man is dead after the vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident yesterday morning.
The incident occurred at Votualailai along the Queens Road after 6am.
Also traveling in the vehicle were two men aged 35 and 40 years of age.
The three were heading towards Suva from Lautoka when the driver allegedly lost control of their vehicle causing it to veer off the road and hitting a culvert.
All three were conveyed to the Lautoka Hospital whereby the driver was pronounced dead.
The two passengers remain admitted as investigations continue.
Meanwhile in another alleged hit and run accident reported this morning, the body of an unidentified I-taukei man was found lying in the middle of the road by a taxi driver.
The discovery was made after midnight at Foster Road, Walu Bay by a 33 year old taxi driver of Nadera.
Anyone who may have seen the alleged incident or has any information is requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919.
Further details which could help identify the victim will be sent out shortly.
The current road death toll stands at 20 compared to the same figure last year.