Thursday 23 January, 2020

Penal man turns himself in after couple killed in accident

The man who was allegedly driving the vehicle which struck and killed a Penal couple two weeks ago is currently in police custody after surrendering to police.

The suspect, police said, walked into the Penal Police Station on Monday night.

At the time he was in the company of his lawyer.

The suspect, who is said to be from the Penal area, is said to be aiding police with their inquiries, including allegations on whether or not he had been seen at a bar prior to the accident and whether or not he had consumed alcohol.

At about 10:00 pm on November 5, Khemchan Roopnarine and Patricia Harripersad were walking along Penal Rock Road, Penal, close to their home, when they were struck by a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle.

The driver failed to stop.

At the time of the accident, the couple were walking with their two sons, aged nine and five.

Thankfully, the children were unhurt.

The adults were severely injured in the incident, and while the police and emergency health services were notified, they succumbed to their injuries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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