A 21-YEAR-OLD Freeport man became the latest road fatality after he was killed during a drag racing event in Couva early yesterday morning.
Nadir Shah was killed instantly after crashing into a concrete barrier when he lost control of his motorcycle close to the finish line around 12.30 a.m., police reported.
His death took the road fatality figure for the year to date to 173.
Upon impact, Shah was thrown several metres and was pronounced dead by paramedics who arrived on the scene a short while later, police said.
Officers of Couva Police Station also visited the scene and questioned several people who had witnessed the incident.
Sgt Alexander of the Couva station is continuing investigations into Shah’s death.
An autopsy will be carried out on his body this morning at the Forensic Science Centre at Federation Park, St James.