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Five month old dies from accident injuries- Autopsy on footballer’s son reveal cause of death

Marvin Phillips and Son

National footballer Marvin Phillips and his son Maitai

A five month baby-girl lost her life yesterday mere days after she sustained severe head in a car accident.

Doctors at the San Fernando General Hospital, Intensive Care Unit reportedly pronounced Jessica Mohammed brain-dead yesterday and removed her from life support a short time after.

The accident took place on June 2 near Ramlal Trace, St Francis Village, and Erin as Jessica, her 21 year old mother Antonia Beckles-Mohammed and 31 year old father Selly Mohammed were in a car driven by family friend 27 year old Mark Ramdass when tragedy struck.

Ramdass’s car reportedly lost control and crashed into a truck.

Meanwhile, an autopsy conducted on the body of 10 month old Maitai Phillip revealed he died as a result of positional asphyxia.

The autopsy conducted by Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov and Pathologist Dr Eastlyn McDonald-Burris, found that the Maitai’s chest was compressed by the straps of a car seat, which limited his ability to breathe.

Maitai’s father national footballer Marvin Phillips maintained the cause of death was not natural.
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Tobago United F.C coach, Peter Grandville,was at the Forensic Science Center, St James to lend a hand to the grieving parents.

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