FATHER of four Kerry Kalladeen died yesterday, a day after being injured when his truck crashed into a concrete wall near his home.
Kalladeen, 30, of Mathilda Avenue, near Princes Town, succumbed to his injuries while being treated at hospital.
The crash occurred around 11.50 p.m. on Sunday while Kalladeen was at the wheel of his Nissan dump truck heading west along Naparima/Mayaro Road, Princes Town.
Police said Kalladeen was headed home shortly before midnight, when he lost control of the five-tonne truck near Princes Town East Secondary School at St Julien Village. The truck crashed through the front wall of a house.
Mohammed was pinned behind the wheel of the truck, and had to be extracted by firefighters.
He died at around 7 a.m. yesterday in the Accident and Emergency Department at San Fernando General Hospital.
His mother, Joan Kalladeen, said that a passenger in the truck, whom she knows only as "Jody", said her son "got a bad drive" and swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle but instead crashed into the fence.
She said he was pinned behind the wheel of the truck and lost a lot of blood, because a foot was almost severed.
Kalladeen's wife, Savita Kalladeen, said he left around 9 a.m. on Sunday to transport bamboo being used for the village Ramleela celebrations this weekend.
Joan Kalladeen said she believes her son had a premonition of his death.
"A few days ago he said he had something to tell us, but he didn't get around to it. I am certain he knew he was going to die, but just didn't know how to say it," she said.
Acting Sergeant Mohammed of Princes Town police station is investigating.