Pair killed in crash in Samoa

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Last updated 12:25 26/11/2013

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Two young men were killed when their speeding Land Cruiser rolled off the road while visiting Samoa last week.

Otahuhu College student Thesaurus Heather, and Jessie Risale, died in the crash along a Vailoa, Faleata road, Talamua.com reported.

A witness to the accident, Uifagasa Lafoga, told the Samoa Observer the accident happened about 3am on Thursday.
"The vehicle was heading towards the east - it was going fast - and I heard a big bang," he said.

"After that I heard another big bang again and I knew the vehicle was in trouble. The vehicle must've rolled over and over again."

Lafoga said he found an almost empty bottle of bourbon at the scene, and police said alcohol and speeding were factors in the crash.

A Facebook page has been set up in Heather's memory. 

A woman aged 19 was also involved in the accident, the Observer reported.

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