Julian Spiteri, a 19-year-old law student, has been identified as the victim of a fatal road accident in Rabat earlier today.
Spiteri lost his life after he collided with a tree along Triq Tal-Infetti, near Saqqajja Hill at 11am. The passenger, 19-year-old Matthew Tabone, is currently in Mater Dei being treated for grievous but not life-threatening injuries.
Tributes from family and friends have started to be posted on social media.
“Words can’t describe how upsetting this is. One of the nicest gentlemen I had the pleasure of coming across. Fly high, you were one of a kind,” one post read.
“Absolutely devastating news,” said another.
Magistrate Nadine Lia has opened up an inquiry into the fatal accident, while police investigations are underway.