Aleisa crash claims two lives

A car crash at Aleisa late Saturday night claimed two lives.

The deceased men included the driver of the truck and one of the passengers.

Hospital staff at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital (T.T.M.), who are not authorised to speak to the media, confirmed the two fatalities on Monday when asked by the Samoa Observer to confirm reports of the deaths.

They said the crash occurred late Saturday evening with the bodies of the deceased discovered a couple of hours later early on Sunday morning.

It is not known how the vehicle crashed, or whether another vehicle was involved.

Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil, did not respond to requests by this newspaper for an interview to confirm the details of the deadly crash.

The Samoa Observer, however, understands that three people including the truck driver were involved.

Two of the vehicle's passengers were employees of the truck driver.

Staff at the T.T.M., when approached by this newspaper, refused to divulge the personal details for the victims until the Police had completed their investigation.

The hospital staff said they cannot go into the details, or release any official statement on the crash, unless they receive a letter from the Police giving them approval to talk to the media.


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