An accident that occurred last night along the highway near the Brian Lara Stadium led to the death of a teen and h injury of five others.
The deceased has been identified as 19-year-old Rond Mohammad of Phillipine Road.
Police reports indicate that Mohammed was in the back seat of a Nissan Wingroad driven by 19-year-old Amrit Beepat of Marabella.
There were four other teenagers in the vehicle.
While proceeding south along the Solomon Hochoy Highway around 7:35 pm Beepath reportedly lost control of the wagon which careened across the northbound lane. As the wagon went airborne Mohammed was thrown onto the roadway and was struck by an oncoming Bluebird Sylphy.
The wagon overturned several times before he came to a stop.
Mohammed, Beepat and the other passengers, including Beepat’s 17-year-old relative, another 17-year-old boy, Justin Mangray 18, and Navin Bedassie, 18 were treated last night at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Mohammed eventually succumbed to his injuries while his friends were in stable condition up to last night, police said.
Investigations are continuing.