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Driver killed as car crashes into bar
Months after his brother died in a car crash, Dane Gift also met a similar fate yesterday, when his vehicle ran off the Cap-de-Ville Main Road and rammed into a bar at Chatham Village, Cedros. The bar was closed at the time of the crash. Gift, who worked as a carpenter, died from massive head and internal injuries. Relatives said his neck broke and he had multiple broken limbs. Investigators said the crash happened before noon at Southern Main Road, Chatham. A report said Gift, 26, was heading towards Cap-de-Ville in his white Lancer when upon reaching Chatham Village, he lost control of the vehicle.
The car careened off the road and mowed down an electricity pole. It then slammed into Chest’s Bar. Gift, of Parrylands Village, Guapo, was thrown out of the car which flipped and landed on its hood. He died on the spot. Witnesses called in the Point Fortin police and a team of officers led by ASP Rajkumar and Sgt Salick Jagroop arrived on the scene. Gift’s body was viewed by District Medical Officer Dr Subramanyum who ordered it removed to the San Fernando mortuary
A close relative, who requested anonymity, said yesterday that they were all traumatised by the death as Gift’s brother Deon Gift perished last October after suffering cardiac arrest while driving. Gift was self-employed and had a reputation for building quality furniture in his community, the relative added. She noted that Gift loved his one-year-old son Darius and had plans of expanding his business. “He wanted to register his business and he was also looking to purchase a house for his family,” the relative said.Gift’s mother is out of the country and is expected to return home soon. An autopsy would be done on Gift’s body today at the San Fernando mortuary. Point Fortin police are continuing investigations.
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