High speed race

Man dies in Tonga road racing tragedy

The victim is a 26-year-old man of Vainī.

Police said two cars, each driven by male drivers, with no passengers, were racing at high-speed heading in an eastward direction on Taufa‘ahau Road at Veitongo.

The accident occurred when one car tried to takeover while the other blocked the overtaking car.

The driver of the overtaking car, who sustained various injuries to his upper body, was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.