Five young Tongans who worked in a coolstore killed in a horror crash between a car and truck near Katikati are being remembered as “fine young men. The victims have been named as Halani Fine, Koli Vaipulu, Sitiveni Vaipulu, Sione Teulaka, and Samuela Taukatelata. They died when their car collided with a truck on State Highway 2 last night.
Samuel Taukatelata, Halani Fine (top), Koli Vaipulu (middle), Sione Teulaka and Sitiveni Vaipulu (bottom).
Amongst the accident, the crash also took a toll on two families with the accident claiming the lives of father and son Koli Vaipulu and Sitiveni Vaipulu, and brothers-in-law Samuela Taukatelata and Sione Teulaka.
Samuela Taukatelata was married to the sister of Sione Teulaka, according to cousin Manoa Sisfa Tangi.
Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva will be travelling to Katikati tomorrow to join the families of the victims. He said, all expenses including sending the corps to Tonga will be paid by the Employers insurance.