drowned: Shiva Ramesar
Driver plunges into river, drowns
A 22-YEAR-old Ste Madeleine truck driver died after his vehicle plunged into a river near San Fernando yesterday.
Shiva Ramesar, of Corinth Main Road, is suspected to have drowned in the Cipero River where he was discovered behind the wheel of his vehicle.
The fatal incident is believed to have occurred around 3 a.m. when a resident of Cipero Road, Victoria Village, told police he heard a loud crash nearby.
It was around 6 a.m. that police received a phone call from a passerby that a vehicle was seen submerged in the river.
When police and ambulance services arrived at the scene, Ramesar was pinned behind the steering wheel.
He was the only occupant in a black Nissan March car.
A relative of Ramesar told CCN TV6 that Ramesar is believed to have been returning home after liming when the incident occurred.