Fatal accident at Eastern side of Tongatapu

A person has died following a motor vehicle accident at Kolonga in the Eastern side of Tongtapu Monday 28 October at about 11am.

A police statement said “the deceased was a passenger of a car driven by a 43years old male of Kolonga. 

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 said. 

“The driver of the car has been charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, & driving without driving license.”

The statement would not disclose the name of the driver as well as the victim and whether the deceased died immediately at the scene once the incident occurred.

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