Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Fire Officer dead following car accident in Couva

A fire officer is dead following a car accident in Couva on Saturday morning.

Kwame Roberts was killed at Beaucarro Rd, Mc Bean Village, Couva.

According to police reports, around 5.30 am Saturday, they received information that a vehicle had driven off the roadway.

Upon arriving, they found Roberts’ body an estimated five metres from the car.

Four other occupants, described as Spanish speaking non-nationals, were found outside the vehicle with minor injuries.

They were taken to the Couva Health Facility for treatment.

From an initial examination of the wreckage and information received, it was suspected that Roberts was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

This, police said, may have been a fatal flaw as he was killed as a result of injuries sustained from being pitched from the car. 

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