Driver charged over death of 79-year-old

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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The Police has apprehended and charged the driver involved in the death of 79-year-old Lusi Loua Paulo at Nofoalii early this month. 

The accused, a 26-year-old male of Faleatiu and Satapuala, is remanded in custody and will appear before court on August 22, 2018.

In their statement issued to media outlets yesterday, the Police said the accused has been charged with negligence driving causing death and failing to report the traffic accident to the Police.

The vehicle has also been located.

“The Samoa Police Service wishes to notify the public that the driver of the hit and run case at Nofoali’i has been charged by police.

“Samoa Police Services wishes to thank members of the public who provided the information that led to the arrest and charge of the wanted driver.”

Last week, the Ministry of Police was following up on a lead in connection to a vehicle that killed elderly mother.

According to a statement issued by the police last week, a side mirror belonging to a vehicle was left at the scene of the hit-and-run incident and provided them the only lead into the fatal incident. 

“It is believed a side mirror was located at the scene and police will post on its Facebook page details of the mirror in the hopes of finding the said vehicle. Faleolo outpost is handling this investigation,” the police said in their previous statement.

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