Friday, February 23, 2018

Woman dies in Wallerfield crash


aftermath: Supt Samuel Bullen looks at the vehicle in which Lymma Manna died—in an accident at Wallerfield on Thursday—at the Arima Police Station yesterday. —Photo AKILE SIMON

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Investigations are continuing into an accident in which a woman was killed in a vehicular accident in Wallerfield, Arima, on Thursday.

Her death took place on the same day Valerie Boneo was struck and killed while attempting to cross the Beetham Highway in Port of Spain. Boneo, 44, of Old St Joseph Road, Port of Spain, died instantly. Her body was torn apart upon impact.

Lymma Manna, a 48-year-old clerk with the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, died after a panel van in which she was an occupant crashed in Arima. The van was painted like a red-band maxi-taxi and bore a "T" registration (transportation (goods) vehicles and pick-up trucks).

The accident occurred around 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, in the vicinity of LP#140, along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.

Police said Manna's brother, Dondi Emandee, 45, of Quash Trace Extension, Sangre Grande, was driving the panel van east along the highway. The vehicle picked up a skid while navigating a corner and collided with the median, overturning several times before crashing into a utility pole.

Manna, of Vega De Oropouche, Sangre Grande, died at the scene, while Emandee was taken for treatment at the Arima District Hospital.

The District Medical Officer visited the scene and ordered Manna's body removed to the mortuary at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope, where a post-mortem was expected to be conducted yesterday.

The two latest road fatalities have taken the toll to 165.