Two police officers injured in accident enroute to murder scene

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Two police officers injured in accident enroute to murder scene

Two homicide officers are warded at the San Fernando General hospital with injuries following an accident near teh Claxton Bay Flyover last night.

The officers were at the time responding to the murder of Damion Blackwell, the son of a female Homicide detective.

Blackwell is the son of a WPC assigned to the Region 3 Homicide Bureau of Investigations in San Fernando. He was also an employee of the South West Regional Health Authority.

According to an Uncut report, eyewitness told Couva police that while proceeding behind the unmarked police vehicle, he observed the vehicle make a sudden right turn off the highway and into the median.

The driver of the unmarked police Hilux reported that while proceeding south along the highway just before the Claxton Bay Flyover, he observed “a Lady in white” crossing in front of the vehicle.

The driver attempted to avoid hitting the “Lady in white” which resulted in the police vehicle crashing.

The two injured homicide detectives were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital by EHS personnel where they are being treated.

Their Toyota Hilux was later towed to the Couva Police Station. Investigations are continuing into the incident.