A COAST GUARD sailor was killed early yesterday morning when his car spun out of control and slammed into a bridge as he neared his Santa Cruz home.
Police said that around 4.30 a.m. Ordinary Seaman Tevin Charles, 22, was heading to his Akal Trace home in Santa Cruz with a friend when he lost control of his white Nissan AD Wagon.
As the car veered off the road it slammed into a bridge along the Canjrehal Road.
Charles sustained severe head and chest injuries and remained pinned in the car for almost half hour as fire officers struggled to free his body from the wreck.
Charles was eventually taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where he died while undergoing treatment.
Charles's unidentified friend was also taken to the hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Lieutenant Commander Kirk Jean-Baptiste of the Coast Guard's Public Relations Unit told the Sunday Express yesterday that funeral arrangements had not yet been made.
Jean-Baptiste extended condolences to the family of Charles on behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
One hundred and thirty-six people have been killed on the country's roads for the year.