The death of a 34-year-old man in a road traffic accident is currently engaging the attention of police.
The deceased was identified as Lorenzo 'Ras' Sankar, who was a father of two.
Sankar was driving his white Nissan B12 along the Penal Quinam Road, Penal, around 1 am when he lost control of the vehicle.
The vehicle slammed into a pole, resulting in Sankar suffering fatal injuries.
He died at the scene.
Police suspect that Sankar lost control of his car and skidded along the wet roadway.
While police are still investigating that this was the cause of the accident, senior officers took the opportunity to make a plea to the motoring public to ensure that their vehicles, especially their tyres, have been checked and are roadworthy.
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