Man dies in hospital following ‘Umutangata crash Sunday

Kuo mālōlō ha tangata e tokotaha 'i fale mahaki hili e fakatu'utamaki 'o teka ha veeni NIssan Elgrand 'i Fo'ui he Sapate. Pehē 'e fāmili ofi ko e hingoa e pekia ko 'Aisake Lavelua. Ne leleaki'i ia ki fale mahaki mo ha ongo fefine 'e toko ua.

A man involved in a serious crash in ‘Umutangata, Fo’ui yesterday Sunday 4 has died.

‘Aisake Lavelua, 36,  died in Vaiola Hospital yesterday Monday 5  from injuries he sustained when a Nissan Elgrand he and five others were occupying rolled over and crashed into a power pole.

As Kaniva news reported, Police and community authorities responded to reports of an apparent single-vehicle rollover crash in Fo’ui.

Police have confirmed today the driver lost control of the steering wheel before the van crashed into a power pole.

One woman remains in hospital in serious conditions.

An aunty of the deceased who we chose not to be named because she was not authorised to speak to media on behalf of the family said she shared the story about the accident yesterday on Facebook without knowing her nephew was involved.

She said she just found it out after she was contacted by Kaniva news after their reporters spotted she was tagged by a family member on Facebook in one of the posts regarding Lavelua’s death.

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