Sunday 22 September, 2019

Venezuelan father of two identified as accident victim

The man who was killed in yesterday’s road traffic accident along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway has been identified as 51-year-old Jose Rafael Quintana.

Quintana was a Venezuelan national who had recently arrived in the country to work to provide for his wife and two children.

He was hit by a truck just before 7 am yesterday along the eastbound lane of the highway.

The driver of the truck, a 49-year-old man from Morvant, is currently aiding with inquiries.

An autopsy performed yesterday at the Forensic Science Center in St James confirmed that Quintana died as a result of blunt force trauma consistent with impact from a vehicle. 

In an unrelated incident, a 32-year-old man is currently warded at the San Fernando General following a motor vehicular accident in Golconda.

Police reported that at about 2.30 am on Thursday, they received a report of a road traffic accident along the Golconda Interchange of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

PC Thompson and a party of officers from the Highway Patrol responded.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they found a Nissan Teana crashed at the side of the roadway.

Inside the car, they found the driver, a scaffolder from Peterloo Street, San Fernando.

He was taken to the hospital by officials from the Emergency Health Services, and was placed in the high dependency unit in a critical condition.

WPC Elliot is continuing inquiries.

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