Sunday 15 December, 2019

Two perish in separate accidents

Accidents along the Solomon Hochoy Highway and in Princes Town over the weekend have claimed the lives of two men.

A 34-year-old Venezuelan national was killed in a road traffic accident along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

The deceased has been identified as Jesus Valdarez who was living in Debe.

He was last employed as a maintenance technician in Marabella.

Police were told that around 11 pm on Friday, Valdarez was the front seat passenger in a Nissan Sunny, which attempted to merge back into the highway near the Macaulay exit.

The Sunny hit a Hyundai Tucson, which was proceeding south.

Valdarez died shortly after impact.

Police believe the accident was caused by the 26-year-old driver, who made a wrong turn by trying to merge back onto the highway from a one-way entrance.

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old man is dead following an accident in Princes Town.

The deceased has been identified as Nazmoon John, of St Croix Road, Princes Town.

According to police reports, around 2 pm on Saturday, John was a passenger in a vehicle which was proceeding west along the M1 Ring Road, when the driver of the car lost control and collided with a truck which was heading in the opposite direction.

During the impact, John suffered injuries to his head after he slammed into a speaker box which was located in the backseat.

He died at the scene.

The drivers of the two vehicles were both taken for medical treatment.

PC Smith is continuing inquiries.

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