Young father killed in Vaha’akolo hit-and-run

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man they believed he was the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident which caused the death of a young father last weekend at Vahaʻakolo Rd.

Police alleged the victim,  Liufau Tāufa, 26, was hit at 12am  midnight, Saturday 13 infront of the Maamaloa Side School and Tupou High School at Vaololoa.

The ambulance arrived and confirmed the victim was dead at the scene.

Police have charged the Tofoa driver with reckless driving causing death, Telesia Adams, Police Communication Officer at Longolongo Police Headquarter said.

The accused remains in police custody.

The victim from Talau, Neiafu, Vavaʻu but was staying at Halaʻovave with his family is survived by his wife Vika Tāufa and children.

Police investigation continues.

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