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Woman involved in early morning accident identified

March 30, 2019 5:10 pm

The victim of the alleged fatal accident in Nasese, Suva this morning has been identified by her relatives.

Police confirm the victim was in her 20’s and was originally from Rabi Island, but was residing at Narere, Suva.

A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

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The alleged accident occurred in the early hours of this morning along Gardiner road in Nasese, Suva.

Police confirm the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road.

A team from the Totogo Police Station managed to rescue the driver and the victim from the vehicle which was partially submerged in water.

She was rushed to the CWM Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspect remains in custody.

Speaking to FBC News, eyewitness Lepani Kolinisau who resides next to the creek says they heard a loud sound at around 1 am and rushed outside.

“My wife called the taxi stand, Tiko Kece once we saw what had happened. The taxi drivers called the police and the entire place was swamped with taxis and police in a matter of time.”

Kolinisau says the police took the woman out from the vehicle which was submerged into knee level water.

“In that time and commotion trying to open the door, the lady ran out of breath. They tried to relieve her but by then it was too late.”

Kolinisau adds this is the second accident that has happened in that area in the past five years.

The police investigation continues.

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