LAUREL V WILLIAMS
ONE teen is dead and another hospitalised after a vehicular accident along the Solomon Hochoy Highway at Ghandi Village, Debe, on Sunday night.
Police identified the deceased as Ryan Crawford, 18, of Maracas Gardens in St Joseph. His friend and survivor Nikhil Gopaul, 16, of Westmoorings, remained at the San Fernando General Hospital up to last evening.
Police said, shortly before 10 pm on Sunday, Crawford was driving a white Mercedes Benz on the south-bound lane of the highway.
Gopaul was a front-seat passenger and upon reaching Gandhi Village, Crawford attempted to switch lanes. He lost control of the car and crashed into a utility pole.
Crawford died on the scene.