UPDATED: The person who died following a motor vehicle accident at Kolonga in the Eastern side of Tongtapu Monday 28 October at about 11am was a Kiripati national according to police.
The deceased was a passenger of a car driven by a 43years old male of Kolonga, a statement from Police says.
"The car travelled on a southerly direction and up on a slope at Kolonga where the car ran into an electric pole besides the road causing car crash, thus the death of the passenger, it says.
“The driver of the car has been charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, & driving without driving license.”
The statement did not disclose the name of the victim and the identification of the driver. .