Pick-up driver released

Police say that the driver was in a white van driving along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, just below the walkover at the Pasea intersection, at about 10.30 pm on Friday, when his van slammed into 33-year-old Fayard Ahmed, who was trying to cross the highway.

Newsday understands that the impact was so great that Ahmed was thrown several feet into the air and landed on the side of the road, dead. The driver stopped his vehicle and remained at the scene until police officers arrived.

Police detained and questioned him, and he was later released.

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An autopsy is expected to be performed on Ahmed’s body today at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

Source: Newsday http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,244939.html

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