Monday, December 11, 2017

Pillar of death: Three killed in highway crash


The concrete pillar supporting the Uriah Butler Highway walkover in Charlieville was a scene of death this morning.

Three men died when their car struck the pillar head-on.

One of the men was a fire fighter.

The deceased have been identified as fire officer Romel Rambally, Kareem Simon and Alex Lalla.

The crash happened at around 4.40a.m. on the south-bound lane.

Images of the crash show the complete destruction of the front half of the Toyota Corolla, with the engine compacting into the area where the front passengers were seated.

Officers from the Chaguanas Police Station and Freeport-based Highway Patrol responded. They said there was no chance of the men surviving the impact.

 

NOTE: A full story on this tragedy will be carried in Saturday's edition of the Trinidad Express newspaper.