THE BODY of a man remained in a precipice at the roadside for more than five hours after he died in a car crash along the highway yesterday morning.
Navindra Satnarinesingh, 26, of Navet Village, Rio Claro was one of three men who died in road accidents during a 24-hour period.
The other victims were Jamal Hosein, 26, of Charlieville, and an unidentified man who was knocked down at Mosquito Creek, La Romaine.
In the case of Satnarinesingh, employees of a tow truck driving along the highway discovered him dead around 6 a.m.
The tow truck employees of Raj's Tow Truck Service were headed along the southbound lane in the vicinity of Macaulay, near Claxton Bay, when they noticed a mangled wreck in a bushy area down a precipice.
They investigated and found Satnarinesingh pinned behind the steering wheel of his vehicle, a blue Nissan Almera car.
District Medical Officer Dr Balliram pronounced him dead at the scene.
Several relatives and close friends remained at the site of the crash amid heavy showers of rain until the body was removed shortly before midday.
A friend of Satnarinesingh, who did not wish to be identified, said he was an employee of Phoenix Gas Processors Ltd and he was engaged to be married. She said he had recently built a house at Caratal Road, Gasparillo, where he would stay during his work days.
Cpl Denzil Alexander of the St Margaret's Police Station is continuing investigations.
In the other fatal accident, police said Hosein died after he was flung out of his car at Endeavour Road, Chaguanas.
A police report said Hosein, a self-employed PVC technician, was driving a car proceeding south on Endeavour Road around 5 a.m. when he crashed upon reaching the Krishna Hindu Mandir.
Police said they were told that he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a box drain and a shed at the side of the road.
His vehicle flipped over several times and he was thrown out of the car
He was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Acting Sgt Seecharan of the Chaguanas Police Station is continuing investigations.
In the third incident, police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man who was struck dead while crossing the road near Mosquito Creek.
Police said they received a report around 8 p.m. Friday that a man was found in a mangrove near South Trunk Road.
Witnesses told police the man was struck by a black pick-up van, which did not stop at the scene.
The victim was described as of African ethncity, in his early 50s, dark complexion and approximately five feet, eight inches tall.
His body was removed to the San Fernando Mortuary.
Anyone with information can contact the San Fernando Police Station at 652-1771, or 652-2564.