7 killed on T&T highways
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago police today appealed to motorists to be extremely cautious after seven people, including three Guyanese nationals, were killed in two separate road accidents within a 24 hour period.
The latest tragedy occurred on Christmas night when a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Gobin Delgir crossed the median along the Uriah Butler Highway, south of here, and ploughed into another vehicle killing both Delgir and Jane Rampersad, who was a passenger in another vehicle.
Earlier, two-year-old Renisha Lewis was among five people, including her parents, killed when the car in which she was a passenger also crossed the median on the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, near the Piarco International Airport, east of here.
Police said that Melissa Watterton Lewis, 24, and her husband, Renisford Lewis, as well as 38-year-old Renison Roberts and his wife Pamela were also killed in the accident on Christmas Eve night.
Police are working on the theory that Roberts was driving his vehicle when he got a “bad drive” from another motorist causing him to lose control of the vehicle that struck the median, flipped and collided with another vehicle.
All those killed were in Robert’s vehicle that broke into two upon impact.
Police, who have appealed to motorists to be careful over the long Christmas holidays, said that Renisford Lewis as well as Renison Roberts and his wife were Guyanese nationals. (CMC)