A 34 year old woman died in a motor vehicle accident in Lautoka yesterday.

Tazleem Imran was a passenger in a taxi driven by a 34 year old man from Rifle Range in Lautoka.

Police confirmed that the two were traveling along the Kings Road at Vitogo, Lautoka when the driver allegedly tried to overtake another vehicle and in the process lost control causing it to veer off the road and landed in a drain.

The victim died at the scene.

The suspect was conveyed to the Lautoka Hospital after receiving injuries and is under police guard.

A separate investigation is also underway as white substances believed to be methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

The drugs have been sent for analysis.

The road death toll stands at 38 compared to 56 for the same period last year.

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