A 45-year-old man succumbed to his injuries sustained after he was knocked down by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, on Tuesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Vishwanath Deonarine of Spring Village, Valsayn.

According to a police report, at about 6:40 pm, the vehicle was proceeding east along the highway on the outer left lane in the vicinity of the St Augustine Girls High School when it came into contact with the victim.

Police said Deonarine died on the scene.

His body was viewed by the District Medical Officer who ordered its removal to the Mortuary at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex pending an autopsy.

Cpl Galera of the St Joseph Police Station is investigating.