Labourer killed while trying to cross Solomon Hochoy Highway

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:00

A labourer was killed after being knocked down by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of Chaguanas.

Reports indicate that Peter Ramlakhan who is said to be in his 50's, was crossing the North-bound lane of the highway around 10.45 pm, accompanied by his brother, Mootiram Ramlakhan.

The two Chase Village men had just dropped out of a vehicle on the South-bound lane of the highway.

Peter Ramlakhan crossed the highway first and was struck by a pick-up vehicle driven by a St Augustine man.

Ramlakhan was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to the mortuary at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Acting Corporal Martin is continuing investigations.