Dead are housewife Nanda Ramcharan 36, her son Nyron 12 and her husband Mahadeo, 48.
Police public information officer Inspector Wayne Mystar said the accident occurred as Mahadeo Ramcharan was driving his vehicle, PBE 5627, south along the highway shortly after 1 pm. A white Mistubishi Lancer on the northbound lane collided with a blue garbage truck which spun out control crossed the highway’s concrete median and landed on to Ramcharan’s car.
Police and firemen used the jaws of life to cut open the Honda and remove the occupants. All three were dead at the scene.
Mystar said the driver and loader of the garbage truck were hospitalized. The driver of the Lancer, who was not injured, was taken to the Chaguanas Police Station.
Relatives said at the time of the accident the couple was returning home after taking their son to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mount Hope for dialysis.
Nyron, who received a kidney from his mother, would have celebrated his birthday in October and was the country’s youngest recipient of a kidney transplant.
The couple had two other children Rikash, 17, and Nigel, 12.