Monday, February 19, 2018

Infant killed on Valencia stretch

The car in which Lexiene Baptiste was killed.

A FOUR-year-old girl died in crash on Monday night in Valencia.

Little Lexiene Baptiste, of Matura, Toco, died at hospital.

Lexiene was with her mother, Omega Baptiste, when the crash occurred.

Police said the driver of a Kiss delivery truck was proceeding west along the "Valencia Stretch" Eastern Main Road, at around 8.30 p.m. when on reaching the vicinity of St. Albans, the vehicle in front of his stopped suddenly.

The delivery driver pulled right onto the next lane and collided the vehicle in which little Lexiene, her mother and two others were occupants.

The child and the other injured were taken to the Sangre Grande Area Hospital.

Responding were officers of the Sangre Grande and Valencia Police Stations.

An autopsy is expected to be performed at the Forensic Sciences Centre, St James.

Cpl Ramdhan of the Sangre Grande Police Station is continuing investigations.