The desperate attempts of passers-by proved futile this morning in saving the life of a man who was burned to death in a vehicle in the vicinity of the Port of Spain Market.

The dead man has only been identified as Nathaniel Edwards

Eye witnesses say at about 9am Edwards was driving his Nissan B 13 vehicle east along the Eastern Main Road

While heading under the flyover near the market he lost control of the car and crashed into one of the pillars under the flyover causing the vehicle to catch on fire

Persons who witnessed the accident attempted to pull Edwards out of the car but his legs were pinned in the wreckage

They eventually had to save themselves, and Edwards was burned beyond recognition

Two women who were passengers in the vehicle managed to escape alive

They have been taken to hospital for treatment