Police Service saddened by death of six in accident

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:30

The Police Service is expressing sadness over the deaths of six people in a vehicular accident on Monday night.

The Police Service issued the following statement on Tuesday.

"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service expresses sadness and conveys its condolence to grieving relatives over the tragic loss of life following an overnight accident that claimed the lives of six people - the deadliest road traffic accident for 2016.

On Monday December 5th at around 11:30pm, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch responded to the scene of a fatal road traffic collision along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, in the vicinity of O’Meara intersection.

The accident involved a Mitsubishi Lancer, which was proceeding in an easterly direction and an Isuzu pickup that was heading in a southerly direction, when both vehicles impacted.

The deceased have been identified as Che Peters, 24 and Karim Romaine, 24, both of Valencia and Travis Teegue whose age and address are currently unknown.

They were occupants of the motorcar.

The victims in the pickup were identified as Timothy Fraser and Avenelle Thomas (ages and addresses currently unknown).

The identity of the third victim is yet to be made available.

All six victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The three lone survivors: Kwame Romaine (age and address unknown), who was a passenger in the Lancer motor vehicle; and Roxanne Johnson and Ramphal Hanoo (age and address unknown), who were
travelling in the pick-up, are now warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service continues to appeal to drivers to exercise caution, obey traffic laws and practice safe, responsible road use at all times."

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