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1 dead, 2 injured in accident
One woman has been killed and two injured in an accident along the Churchill -Roosevelt Highway near the Maloney turnoff. Reports indicate that 27-year old Kersha Tanner was driving a Black Toyota Corolla car west along the highway when a Silver Nissan Frontier Truck struck the Corolla from behind.
Tanner reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The car mounted the median and slammed into a utility pole, killing her on the spot. Fire officers had to use the Jaws of Life to free two passengers who were left pinned in the car. Toni-Marie Salina and Kristy-Marie Salina were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where they remain warded. The driver of the Frontier, a 25-year-old man from Chase Village, allegedly did not stop after the collision. However officers were able to intercept the vehicle and detain him.
ASP Joseph, Sergeant Greene, Corporal Mitchell and Constable Thomas were on the scene. Corporal Mitchell is continuing investigations.
Pupil knocked down while crossing road
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, Jenique Charles, 11, a pupil of the Guaico Primary School, was crossing the Eastern Main Road, Damarie Hill, Guaico, Sangre Grande, when she was struck by a car driven by Jensen Mohammed. She was taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital where she was warded for serious injuries to her pelvis and head. The driver has been detained.