A 19year old student residing in Nakasi died after allegedly succumbing to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

On Monday the victim was travelling with four others in a vehicle driven by a 20 year old man, heading towards Lautoka when their car veered off the Queens Road near Maui Bay.

All occupants were rushed to the Sigatoka Hospital and while the driver and three others were treated and sent home, the victim was admitted in critical condition and passed away yesterday afternoon.

A post mortem will be conducted today to ascertain the cause of death.

Investigations continue.

The road death toll currently stands at 18 compared to 30 for the same period last year.

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