POLICE are trying to identify a man who was killed while crossing the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway on Sunday night. They said the man tried to cross the westbound lane near the new Curepe interchange at around 10.20 pm when a Volkswagen Jetta collided with him.
He was thrown through both the front and rear windscreens of the car.
Investigators said the man was then run over by another car. St Joseph police were called to the scene along with a district medical officer who declared the man dead. The body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre, St James, for an autopsy which was postponed to Tuesday.
Police said the man’s death brought the number of road fatalities for the year thus far to 45, compared to 55 for the same period last year. They are calling on drivers to be mindful of the speed limit and slow down near the Curepe interchange as work is still in progress there.
Pedestrians are also asked to use walkovers at all times.