Woman dies at Talafoóu road accident

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Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Police have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man from Vaini with reckless driving causing death, following the death of a 76-year-old woman from Holonga in a fatal road crash on Sunday 25 October 2020.

A car heading south driven by the accused with two other passengers were speeding along Hala Tahi at Talafoóu, lost control of the vehicle, swerved and crashed into a car heading north driven by a man from Holonga with one passenger, a 76-year-old woman.

Police can confirm that the 76-year-old woman passed away at the Vaiola Hospital last night.

The two other passengers with the accused sustained serious injuries and were taken to the hospital.

This is the 6th road fatality for this year.

Police can confirm that speeding were contributing factors to the crash.

The accused is remanded in police custody while police investigations continues.

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