A man is dead while two others were rushed to the Tavua Hospital – following a motor vehicle accident at Yaqara Flats at around 7am this morning.

Police confirms – the victim was driving a rental car which was heading towards Rakiraki with two others, when it allegedly collided with a truck traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the rental car was trapped inside the vehicle, and died at the scene of the accident.

The two passengers a man and woman were rushed to the Tavua Hospital, where they are currently being treated.

Police say information gathered at the scene, and based on the condition of the two passengers – indicates the three had allegedly been consuming alcohol, however this will be verified through the investigation process, that is now underway.

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

The road death toll currently stands at 28 – compared to 30 for the same period last year.

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