Monday, December 18, 2017

Crash death on the Cross Crossing bridge

The wreckage on the Cross Crossing Bridge on Saturday morning.


The driver of a bakery truck died when his vehicle crashed into the concrete of the Cross Crossing bridge in San Fernando on Saturday.

Dead is Ian Smith, 25. Passenger Asfa Joseph, 21, is in serious condition at hospital.

The men are employees of Linda's Bakery and were on an early morning trip out of San Fernando after picking up unsold items.

There is a Linda's Bakery at Gulf City Shopping Mall and at High Street, San Fernando.

The Linda's Bakery headquarters is located in north Trinidad.

Police say the crash happened at around 5a.m.

The truck, a Mitsubishi Canter, had just exited the ramp of the Cross Crossing Interchange when it crashed.

The force of the impact spun the vehicle, leaving it facing the opposite direction.

Smith lived at Plaver Street, Morvant. Joseph is a resident of Carenage.

The Cross Crossing bridge has been the scene of multiple crash deaths over the years.