Victim named: driver arrested after pedestrian killed in Nuku’alofa

'Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle.

The fatal vehicle accident happened at Vuna road in Popua on the night of August 3.

The deceased, Vilitali Kiteau, was confirmed dead by Health authorities at Vaiola hospital.

The driver from Popua has been charged with reckless driving causing death and drunk driving.

It has been alleged the accused was driving eastbound when he allegedly hit the victim.

Police believed Kiteau was walking on the roadside in front of the New Zealand High Commissioner’s residence.

The arrested man remains in police custody.

1 COMMENT

  1. Tauhi ‘e he kau polisi’ ‘a e faka’uli ta’u 38 tukuaki’i ki he’ene tui’i ‘o mate ‘a Vilitali Kiteau ‘o Pōpua’ ‘i he pō Falaite ko hono 3 ‘o ‘Aokosi’.

    Faka’ilo ‘a e faka’uli’ ni ki he faka’uli ta’etokanga fakatupu ‘a e mate pea mo e faka’uli konā.

    ‘Oku tui ‘a e kau polisi’ ne tui’i ‘a Kiteau ‘i mu’a he nofo’anga ‘o e Haikomisiona Nu’u Sila’ lolotonga na’a’ ne luelue ai.

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