A man is dead while two others were rushed to the Tavua Hospital following a motor vehicle accident at Yaqara Flat at around 7 this morning.
Police say 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.
They say the two passengers, a man and woman were rushed to the Tavua Hospital where they are currently being treated.
Police say initial information gathered at the scene indicates the three had allegedly been consuming alcohol, which will be verified through investigation which is currently taking place.
A post mortem will be conducted later.
The road death toll currently stands at 28 compared to 30 for the same period last year.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.