Pedestrian killed on highway

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 06:15

A Venezue­lan na­tion­al was knocked down and killed this morn­ing along the Churchill Roo­sevelt High­way in El So­cor­ro.

Eye­wit­ness­es said the man, iden­ti­fied as Jose Rafael Quin­tana, 51, was part of a group walk­ing along the shoul­der of the east­bound lane of the high­way just be­fore the DHL walkover at around 6.30 am when a truck swerved to­wards the group and struck him. He fell in­to a near­by drain.

A Venezue­lan na­tion­al who was with him said Quin­tana did not die im­me­di­ate­ly and he was not sure if his friend died as a re­sult of the in­juries or if he drowned in the drain.

Quin­tana had come to T&T to pro­vide for his wife and two chil­dren in Venezuela.