Sunday 26 May, 2019

Autopsy today for boy who died in car explosion

An autopsy is expected to be performed today on the body of a toddler who died last Friday.

The deceased, Prince Francette, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle he was in exploded that afternoon.

The autopsy is expected to be done at the Forensic Science Center, the results of which will be instrumental in how investigators proceed.

According to police reports, around 1.45 pm on Friday, the toddler’s father told police that he and his son were at their home along Cito Lane, Tabaquite.

The father told police that he left his son playing in the front yard which had been secured and went inside to retrieve something.

Shortly after, he heard a loud noise, and upon rushing outside, he saw his Nissan March on fire.

The man, along with neighbours, attempted to out the blaze, and when they did so, they found the three-year-old in the backseat.

The toddler suffered extensive burns – with the injuries sustained to 100 percent of his body.

Young Prince was rushed for medical treatment, however, he died on arrival at the hospital.

The vehicle has since been seized and taken to the Chaguanas Police Station where it was to be examined by crime scene investigators.

Statements, LoopTT was told, have been recorded from at least five individuals.

Cpl Coombs of the Brasso Police station is continuing investigations.

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