21 Oct 2020

Aunty of man killed in crash worried for his family

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 21 October 2020

The aunty of a seasonal worker who died in a crash yesterday says she's worried about the wife and four children he left behind.

The accident between a van and truck happened on the Napier-Taupo highway, by the Tarawera cafe, on Monday morning.

Tino Tagiilima, 37, from Apia in Samoa, was a passenger in the van and died at the scene.

His aunt Lofa Tuimaualuga lives in Hastings.

She told Tom Kitchin about her reaction when her brother - Tino's father - called her with the news.