Online tributes flow for fatal young crash victim

    Ko e hingoa 'o e pekia he fakatu'utāmaki me'alele 'i Fungamisi, Vava'u he Sāpate' ko Alexis Tāufa ta'u 16. Ngali na'e kau 'a e lele lahi he tupunga 'o e 'ekisiteni' ni.

    Online tributes are flowing for a Vava’u young man affectionately known as Sisi Leka, who died in a crash in Fungamisi on Sunday.

    Alexis Tāufa,16, was the only person in the vehicle when it slammed into a power pole at about 4pm. He died at the scene.

    Police alleged that speeding was a factor in the crash.

    Friends described him on Facebook as a person who had “a quality of character and nobility of soul.’

    A commenter on Facebook who appeared to be a close friend of the deceased at school said he still kept Tāufa’s school bag.

    He said he did not know what he would do with his bag.

    “R.I.P Alexis. Fly High.”

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