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A 57-year-old man from Valencia died when his vehicle crashed head on into a dump truck along the Valencia Old Road on Monday morning.

The victim was identified as Maloney Simon of Swan Quarry Extension, Valencia Stretch.

Police said around 8.30 am the driver of Nissan dump truck was proceeding west along the Valencia Old Road when he saw a dark blue Wingroad that was travelling in the opposite direction, heading towards his vehicle.

The truck driver told police that he slowed down but the Wingroad crashed head on into his truck.

Simon, the driver of the Wingroad, died on the scene. His body, which was trapped inside the vehicle, had to be freed by fire officers using a hydraulic cutter.

Investigations are continuing by PC Rampersad.