Driver charged with killing baby in Veitongo crash

A driver has been charged with causing the death of a one-year old son in a crash in Veitongo.

The baby died in Vaiola hospital after the crash on Taufaʻāhau Road on 13 August 2016.

Paletili Afu, 20, of  Vaini, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The baby was among eight passengers including his parents who were riding in an open pickup van which collided with the accused’s BMW.

Both drivers of the crashed vehicles including their passengers were injured and received medical treatment at hospital before they were released home.

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