Accident GenericThere is word of an early morning accident that has claimed the life of one person.

The accident occurred on the West bound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of the El Socorro Junction.

According to information reaching our newsroom, the driver of the vehicle was proceeding in a westerly direction along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a T&TEC pole.

So violent was the impact that the vehicle burst into flames.

There had been a build-up of traffic in the area because of the accident.

However, emergency services have already left the area, and traffic should return to normal soon.