Police name man killed after being hit by van

Police have released the name of a man who died in a road accident on Tuesday 3.

51-year-old  Moli Vakalahi was killed after being hit by a van in Veitongo on Taufa’āhau road at around 11pm.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tēvita Vailea said the 60-year-old accused driver from Tofoa, was released on bail pending trial.

He was charged with reckless driving causing death.

As Kaniva News reported, Vailea said the driver, who was also a church minister, stopped and helped the victim before he was rushed to hospital.

Police arrested him after receiving a report of the accident at around 11.30pm.

Police believed “poor visibility due to bad weather” and high speed were factors in the fatal accident.

Police investigation continues.

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