The three people killed in a weekend horror smash at Āhau have been named by police today.
Scott ‘Ungoʻunga, 29, of Kanokupolu, who was the driver, Kalolaine Quick, 43, of Kanokupolu and Lower Leaving Ma’u, 23, of Haveluloto were killed when the van they were travelling in swerved and hit a large ‘toa’ tree on the left side of the Hihifo road on July 3.
The fourth passenger Vai ‘Ungoʻunga from Kanokupolu received critical injuries and is currently at Vaiola Hospital, Nukunuku Police District Commander Chief Inspector Sofilisi said.
Scott was an off duty Police officer at the time of the tragedy.
“The group was travelling home from Nukuʻalofa”, Sofilisi said.
“Police have confirmed that alcohol and speeding were contributing factors to the crash”.
“We extend our sympathy to the families of those involved and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this tragic time,” says Commissioner of Police Stephen Caldwell.
“Crashes like this are preventable and we all need to do our part to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.”