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Driver killed in car crash

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A 27-year-old taxi driver was killed in an accident on Thursday night, shortly after dropping off passengers, near La Joya Complex, in St Joseph.

According to police reports, around 11.50 pm Prakash Roopia, of Beebakhee Avenue, Curepe was heading east along the Eastern Main Road, St Joseph when he crashed into a wall off the west bound lanes.

Roopia was thrown from the vehicle and died on the spot.

Speaking briefly with the T&T Guardian at the Forensic Science Centre, St James yesterday, Roopia’s father said his son had moments before gotten a job to drop off passengers and was on his way back home when he died.

Roopia is the third person to die as a result of a road traffic accident for the year.


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