A 45-year-old Chaguanas man is currently assisting police with their investigations into what is believed to be a road accident.
The man is said to have run over the body of a man on Thursday night and he told police he thought it was garbage.
The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Elvis Macarno, of Toco Main Road, Matura.
Sometime around 7:15 pm the man said he was driving west along the Valencia Old Road and saw something on the road that he assumed was garbage. He stated that he continued driving and his vehicle ran over it.
Seconds later, he was stopped by the driver of another vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction, who told him that he had just run over a person.
The driver stopped his vehicle, exited and upon checking, observed the dead man on the road.
The body was taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital Mortuary pending a postmortem.