Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Woman, 26, dies in accident

A 26-year-old female passenger is dead following an accident on Thursday night.

The driver was also injured in the crash.

The deceased has been identified as Kristen Preston of Noel Trace, St John Road, St Augustine.

The accident took place around 11 pm on the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of Courts Megastore.

According to an official police report, the woman's boyfriend told investigators he was driving along the highway when they got into an argument.

He claimed the woman held on to the steering wheel and began to pull.

The man reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a drain.

The vehicle also burst into flames.

Both occupants were thrown from the vehicle and sustained injuries.

They were assisted by passers-by and members of the Trinidad & Tobago Fire Service under the command of FSO Thornhill of the San Juan Fire Station.

They were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

Police were later informed by doctors that the woman succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.

The man remains warded.

Investigations are ongoing.

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