Thursday 23 November, 2017

Birthday tragedy: three dead in highway accident

Three men are dead following an early morning accident along the southbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, near the Assaraff Road Walkover.

Preliminary reports indicate the accident took place before 5 am on Friday. 

The victims have been identified as popular personal trainer Alex Lalla, Fire Service member Romel Rambally and Kareem Simon.

One of the victims, Alex Lalla, would have been celebrating his birthday today. Lalla's last post to his Facebook account was a pre-birthday toast just after midnight.

It is not clear what caused the accident, but photos of the crash show the front of the blue Toyota Corolla smashed into a concrete pillar below the overpass.