fatal car crash

PNG Deputy Prime Minister killed in road accident

Police Commissioner David Manning has confirmed Basil's death after a collision along the Bulolo-Lae Road on Wednesday night.

Police transported Basil to Bulolo Hospital but he was pronounced dead at 11.30pm local time.

Three other people were also injured in the crash and taken to hospital.

Police Commissioner Manning expressed his condolences to Sam Basil's family and the people of Bulolo electorate.

He appealed for calm to allow police investigations to be completed.

Manning said a second vehicle was involved, and the driver has been identified.

Bodies of men killed in American Samoa will be returned to families in Samoa

The CEO of LBJ hospital Faumuina John Faumuina, informed Attorney General Fainuulelei Ala'ilima Utu that autopsies for Ierome Vili and Fa'asaulala Ahoni have been completed.

Alatina Faleasi's autopsy was carried out yesterday, and the final one for Taumaoe Filipo would be conducted today.

Faumuina also informed the Attorney General that families of the men have been told about the release of their bodies.

All of the victims are citizens of Samoa and families have been waiting to plan their funerals.


Tributes for theological student killed in car crash in Samoa

Aloi was a teacher at Maluafou College and a second year student of Malua Theological College.

Many of his former students posted messages of condolences and acknowledged his service and impact on their lives as a teacher.

Aloi was also an employee of the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour where he had worked until he passed the entrance exam to attend Malua.

A video posted on social media by a bystander showed the vehicle lying upside down as first responder from the Fire and Emergency Services (FESA) attended to two people.

Williams not at fault for crash

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department reviewed video surveillance footage of the intersection where Williams' SUV was struck by another vehicle.

The driver, Linda Barson, was injured and her husband, Jerome, died two weeks later.

A police report initially alleged the seven-time grand slam champion was at fault for the incident, though she was not issued with any citations or traffic violations. There was also no evidence she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or distracted by an electronic device.

Germany canoe slalom coach dies after car crash

BBC reports that the 35-year-old 2004 Olympic silver medalist suffered head injuries when a taxi he was in with a team-mate crashed into a concrete barrier on Friday.

The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said Henze had died of his injuries in the presence of his family.

"Words cannot describe what we feel in the team after this terrible loss," said DOSB president Alfons Hormann.

International Olympic Committee president and compatriot Thomas Bach added: "The IOC is mourning the loss of a true Olympian."