Two men who never met each other but were both excited about Christmas and planned to get married next year to their partners, were killed when their vehicles collided at Mosquito Creek, La Romaine, early yesterday morning.Richard Kevon Bailey, 28, also know as DJ Zorro, of San Fernando, and Kamau Daniel Forrester, 33, an assistant driller, of La Brea, were both described as angels by their loved ones. The accident took place around 4 am.
Police said Bailey was heading towards San Fernando in a Nissan Tiida, while Forrester was heading in the opposite direction in a Nissan Wingroad.Forrester's car swerved onto the other lane and crashed into Bailey's vehicle.Both men were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
At Bailey's Titanium Avenue, Union Hall, home, his common-law-wife of two years Asha Hunte, 33, a teacher, said he was supposed to have been one of the front line disc jockeys at the Jamaican artiste Alkaline live concert at Pleasantville Community Centre last night. She said the promoter had rented the Tiida which he was driving. Not only was he excited about the concert, she said he was also elated about the car as the Tiida was his dream car.
Staring at the Christmas tree in the porch, she said, "He made me put up the Christmas tree about two weeks now. He was heavily into Christmas."Although they had not yet set a date, Hunte said they planned to have a fabulous wedding early next year on Iwer George's boat and invite all their family and friends.
"He wanted marriage, Tiida, baby in that order," said a tearful Hunte who described him as a jovial, loving person who loved his two children (from a previous relationship) Kendra, eight, and Kaylon, five. Hunte said she last saw him alive on Friday before she left to go to her mother's home in Port-of-Spain.Also struggling to comes to terms with her fiance's death, Tricia Cooper John, 36, said Forrester worked with a drilling company in Abu Dhabi, but came home about two weeks ago.
He had planned to go back next Friday so he could be home in time for Christmas. She said he had missed the last two Christmases in T&T.She said they had cancelled their dinner plans on Friday because one of the children came home sick.She said they have a four-year-old daughter together, but he also treated her two other children–ages 14 and eight–from a previous relationship like his own.
John said Forrester felt like "getting out of the house" and she did not "sweat it," since it was his last Friday home."Jordyn (the four-year-old) was the apple of his eye. Before he left around at 11.15 pm on Friday, he came back to give her another kiss."She said last week Saturday he had a grand birthday party for her.Leaning on her mother Elsa at her Sobo Circular Road, home, a tearful John said they were together for seven years and had planned a "summer wedding" next year.
She described him as a wonderful person with "the biggest heart ever." Forrester was heading back home when the accident took place. The autopsies are expected to be done at the San Fernando hospital tomorrow. Sgt Alexander of the San Fernando Police Station is investigating.