Monday 12 November, 2018

Update: Man found dead after car crash identified as Petrotrin worker

A man is dead following an early morning crash in Pleasantville on Friday.

Police say the victim has been identified as 34-year-old Jefferson Ogiste of Mon Repos.

Ogiste worked as a welder at Petrotrin.

According to reports, the driver of a silver Nissan Teana was proceeding along the San Fernando by-pass around 8:30 am when he ran off the road and crashed into a drain.

Eyewitnesses say the driver ran away from the scene.

Ogiste was then found dead in the car.

The wrecked vehicle was removed from the site of the crash.

A post mortem is expected to take place on Monday.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a traffic pile-up was reported on Friday morning, after a truck overturned along the highway in Freeport.

Police were on hand to direct traffic.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.





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