Sam­ab­ula Crash: DEATH PLUNGE DRIVER SUR­REN­DERS SELF

Po­lice de­tain Poni­pate Tura­galevu; seek­ing ev­i­dence to charge him

Fiji Sun - - Oldest Mps - JES­SICA GOUNDER Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika jes­sica.gounder@fi­jisun.com.fj

To Au­thor­i­ties

Sam­ab­ula tragic car crash driver, Poni­pate Tura­galevu (pic­tured), yes­ter­day sur­ren­dered him­self to the Po­lice. Po­lice have con­firmed that the driver in the Toy­ota Fielder rental car crash that left two young men dead and two still in hos­pi­tal has sur­ren­dered him­self at the Sam­ab­ula Po­lice Sta­tion. Mr Tura­galevu is al­leged to have left the scene af­ter the car he was driv­ing went off the road and plunged down a cliff on Sun­day morn­ing. Mr Tura­galevu is be­ing held and will be ques­tioned by Po­lice who will seek ev­i­dence to charge him for caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing. “We are hop­ing to fin­ish our in­ves­ti­ga­tions by to­mor­row and then we can pro­ceed with charg­ing him,” Po­lice public re­la­tions of­fi­cer In­spec­tor Jo­saia We­icavu said. Two vic­tims of the car crash Eliki Tukana and Atu Roko­suka are still in hos­pi­tal while Ki­tione Tukana and Epeli Duaibe have died.

Ki­tione’s fu­neral will be held to­mor­row, while Epeli’s fu­neral will be held on Mon­day.

Po­lice of­fi­cers will be out in num­bers on the road this weekend as they an­tic­i­pate a lot of move­ment on the roads with the up­com­ing school hol­i­days and the Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Sta­dium in Suva.

Po­lice have con­firmed that driv­ers who are found vi­o­lat­ing traf­fic rules will be dealt with ac­cord­ing to the law.

Driv­ers are re­quested to stay within their speed lim­its and to be con­sid­er­ate of the other road users and driv­ers.

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