A 28-year-old Coast Guard officer is dead following a road traffic accident last night in Couva.
The deceased has been identified as Joel Baron of Dookie Street, Couva.
According to police reports at about 8 pm, he was proceeding east along the Balmain Main Road on his motorcycle when upon reaching near Premium Quality Meats, his front tyre dipped into a hole on the northern side of the roadway.
Baron lost control of the bike and slammed into a nearby wall.
He died shortly after.
The police were notified and a team of officers led by W-Sgt Guerra responded.