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Nadroga Collision Kills Woman

57-year old driver in police custody LITIA MATHEWSELL NADI A fatal car collision near Malevu Village, Nadroga last Saturday claimed the life of an 18- year old Nadi woman. Korovuto
24 Mar 2014 11:31

57-year old driver in police custody

Yogita Devi (right) with her late sister Yovnita, 18, in happier times. Yovnita was killed in a fatal car collision outside Sigatoka last Saturday. Photo:SUPPLIED

LITIA MATHEWSELL
NADI
A fatal car collision near Malevu Village, Nadroga last Saturday claimed the life of an 18- year old Nadi woman.
Korovuto resident, Yovnita Devi was returning to Sigatoka from the Maui Bay jetty when the car she was a passenger in collided head on with another vehicle at Bulu Bridge, on the Queens Road.
Ms Devi was accompanied by her two brothers, aged 13 and 17 and sister, 21.
Their vehicle was driven by a visiting family friend from Australia, who is in custody at the Sigatoka Police Station while the driver of the other car is admitted at the Lautoka Hospital.
While her siblings were treated and discharged from the Sigatoka Hospital on Saturday evening, Ms Devi tragically died before she could be transferred to the Lautoka Hospital for further treatment.
Left is a family struggling to accept her death, including her only sister Yogita, who is clinging on to the final moments they shared together on that fatal trip.
“I would give anything to see her again,” she lamented yesterday as relatives, friends and neighbours gathered in grief at her Korovuto home.
“We used to fight a lot but shared everything and I just can’t live without her.”
A statement from the police said the 57- year old driver of Devi’s vehicle failed to negotiate a bend before the collision at 3.00pm last Saturday.
Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed that the national road death toll now stood at 12 compared to 11 for the same period last year.
litiam@fijisun.




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