Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who was thrown off the tray of a pickup van that collided with a truck, on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

The victim has been identified as Prakash Surat of Fern Trace, Valencia.

Police say around 5:45 pm on Wednesday, a yellow dump truck driven by Clint Gobin (of Arena Gardens, Freeport) was proceeding in a westerly direction along the Valencia Old Road.

On reaching the vicinity of Clarence Trace, the truck reportedly collided with a white Kia pickup van proceeding in the opposite direction (east) along the same roadway. The van had several occupants in the tray.

After the collision, a man was seen lying on the road, bleeding profusely and suffering from several injuries about his body.

Police were called in to the scene of the accident.

The man, identified as Prakash Surat, is believed to have died at the scene.

Inquiries continue.