A 17-year-old boy was killed in a road traffic accident in Penal on Monday afternoon.
He was identified as Miguel Jattan.
According to police reports, at about 4.50pm on Monday, Jattan was the passenger in a vehicle which was proceeding along the Penal Rock Road, Penal, when upon reaching the vicinity of the Kubairsingh Hindu School, the car swerved to avoid another vehicle which had come into its lane.
However, this attempt to prevent a collision, resulted in the car flipping, before landing violently on its hood.
Jattan died on the scene. Police suspect he suffered a broken neck.
Of the four people in the vehicle, he was the only fatality.
The others suffered injuries and had to be taken for medical treatment.
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