Three men killed in crash on Hwy 24 identified

Bay Area

ORINDA (KRON) — The three men killed in a car crash on Highway 24 in Orinda over the weekend have been identified.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Officer identified the victims as Mauni Pahulu, a 22-year-old Oakland resident, Sione Vaitafa, a 21-year-old Hayward resident, and Molomona Eteaki, a 31-year-old Oakland resident.

At around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, their Nissan Versa veered off of westbound Highway 24, east of Camino Pablo, and slammed into a tree.

The three men were pronounced dead on the scene.

Wet weather is believed to have been a factor in the accident, according to authorities.

A GoFundMe for one of victims, Mauni Pahulu, describes him as a husband and father of a baby girl.

Check back for updates as we learn more about the victims


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