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Maikeli Ledua dies in a car accident in New Zealand

December 20, 2016 3:16 am

Fijian rugby player, Maikeli Ledua is dead following a car accident in Wellington last week.

Fairfax media reported that 22-year old Ledua died when his car collided with a truck on State Highway 56 at Opiki near Palmerston North just before midday last Tuesday.

Ledua’s father also suffered severe injuries in the accident and is now understood to be in a stable condition at Palmerston North Hospital.

A family spokesman told Fairfax media the pair were returning from Wellington airport after dropping off family who were flying to Fiji when the accident occurred.

Ledua, a former Palmerston North Boys’ High School student, had recently impressed during his debut appearance for Manawatu at the Central Region Sevens in Levin.