40-year-old woman is the latest road fatality
March 3, 2019 12:40 pm
A 40-year-old woman is the latest road fatality after the vehicle she was travelling in veered off the road and hit the steel railings.
The alleged incident occurred along the Queens Road near Naevuevu, Sigatoka yesterday morning.
A student in her 20s is alleged to have been driving the vehicle.
The victim from Navutulevu in Serua was a passenger with four others who were traveling to Nadi, when the suspect allegedly lost control of the vehicle.
The victim was rushed to the Sigatoka Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The other four passengers were treated and sent home.
The suspect is in custody as investigation continues.
The road death toll currently stands at 11 compared to 8 for the same period last year.