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El Socorro man dies in car crash

Published: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Steve Ramdeen, father of accident victim Nikoli Lyons, speaks to members of the media at the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday. PICTURE ANISTO ALVES

Three weeks after his father told him that losing his driver’s permit in a party was a “sign” 21-year-old was killed instantly in a crash just mere days it was found and returned to him. Nikoli Lyons, of El Socorro, was returning to his home from Trincity where he picked up a female friend when he lost control of his brown Honda Civic.

The vehicle he was driving flipped several times on the westbound lane of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway just after the Trincity intersection. T

he car landed in a river on its hood. Lyons died on the scene while his female friend of Trincity walked away “miraculously” without major injuries. Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, Lyons’ father Steve Ramdeen said his son was on his way home to pack to go to Toco at a beach house for the weekend. “The biggest sign for me was when his driver’s permit fell out his pocket while at a party.

I told him to quit driving for a while but the police found it and called him to collect it. Just a few days ago he collected it and started back to drive,” Ramdeen said. “Imagine last week Saturday my son celebrated his birthday and now this Saturday he died in a crash. This hit me real hard, I haven’t eaten since Saturday, he was my only son.

I have a daughter left now. He was my pain when he didn’t listen to me, but, he was my joy too,” he added. Investigations are continuing.

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