POLICE believe a Penal father of two was killed in a hit and run near his home on Monday morning.
The victim was identified as Simon Cyrus, 37, a welder and fabricator.
Shortly before 5 a.m. officers of the Penal Police Station were contacted and told that Cyrus was found unresponsive along Rampersad Trace.
Paramedics responded, but Cyrus was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe that Cyrus was returning home from liming and was walking towards his house when he was struck by a vehicle.
However, there are no closed circuit television cameras in the district to assist in the investigation into how Cyrus died.
Anyone with information can contact Penal Police at 647-8888/4, 647 1232/3/4, or 555, 999, 800-TIPS.