A woman in her 30s has passed away after the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a truck yesterday.
The incident occurred along the North Coastal Road in Vacala, Taveuni.
The woman was travelling in the vehicle driven by her husband and they were accompanied by her two sons and another man, from Weilagi, when the accident occurred.
The victim’s husband allegedly lost control of their vehicle causing it to veer onto the opposite lane and collided with a 12 wheeler truck.
The 56-year-old suspect, his 6-year-old son and another passenger are admitted at the Taveuni Hospital in critical condition.
Police say the victim’s second son who is 18 years old has claimed to have seen his father dozing off while driving before the accident occurred, however, this is still subject to investigation.
The driver of the truck escaped unharmed.
The road death toll currently stands at 55 compared to 65 for the same period last year.