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Athlete held for road fatality

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A national track and field athlete was yesterday detained by police and taken to Tobago to be placed on an identification parade in connection with a road fatality.

Guardian Media understands that investigating officers received information that the athlete was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident, which resulted in the death of a woman in Tobago on July 1.

According to a release issued by the T&T Police Service (TTPS) yesterday, the athlete, who was accompanied by his attorney, surrendered to officers at the Barataria Police Station on Sunday.

The release said that officers of the Tobago Division arrived in Trinidad early yesterday and escorted the athlete at about 10 am to Tobago where he is expected to be placed on an identification parade.

On July 4, the decomposing body of Lenora Patrick, 55, of Mary’s Hill, was found along Auchenskeoch/Buccoo Bay Road leading onto the Claude Noel Highway by a jogger. The body was partially submerged in a drain.

An autopsy revealed that Patrick suffered blunt force trauma, a broken neck and multiple broken bones. Patrick had no children and lived with a close sibling at St Mary’s Hill. Up to press time, no charges have been laid.


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