The 19 year old alleged to have caused the death of a 7 year old girl from Tamavua-I-Wai on Saturday night has been charged.

The accused has been charged with one count of murder.

Following a review of the elements of the case, investigators have decided to charge the accused with murder.

The alleged accident occurred at the junction of Foster Road and Tamavua-I-wai after 8pm on Saturday.

The suspect is alleged to have hit the victim, who was crossing the road with an adult and another child.

The suspect reported the matter at the Delainavesi Police Post – whereby officers and bystanders removed the victim, and rushed her to the CWM Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The road death toll currently stands at 35 – compared to 36 for the same period last year.

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