PORT OF SPAIN – Three people survived the crash that killed six men on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in O’Meara on Monday night.
The crash happened at 11.30p.m. Police said they arrived to find the wreckage of a Mitsubishi Lancer registration PBU-4747, and an Isuzu pick up van registration TDL3641 on the highway.
The pick-up van belonged to Special Elite Investigations Services Limited and its occupants were employed at the security company. Three people died in the pick-up – Timothy Fraser, Avernelle Thomas, and Ramish Narine. Two passengers in the pick-up survived – Roxanne Johnson and Ramphal Hanoo.
In the car three died – Che Peters, 24, Kareem Romaine, 27 of Valencia, and Travis Teague. One person, a passenger in the car, survived – Kwame Romaine.
The pick-up van was headed south onto the highway when it was hit by the car heading east on the highway. Police were told that the driver of the car broke the traffic light.
The injured are being treated at the Mt Hope hospital. The relatives of the dead are today at the Forensic Science Centre to identify bodies, find out the cause of death and collect death certificates.
According to a driver who said he witnessed the crash, the driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer broke the red light and hit the van. He said the “van flew” and hit a light pole. He said the driver was killed on impact. He said two were pulled alive from the van. The driver said the police retrieved firearms from the van which belonged to the security officers.