A 44-year-old man was killed after a hiab detached from a truck and struck him while he was walking along the road in Syne Village, Siparia.

He has been identified as Rodney Ramsundar, of Syne Village, Siparia.

According to reports, sometime after 7 am, a driver of Mohess Road, Penal, was driving a hiab crane truck along the SS Erin Road, heading in the direction of Penal. 

However, on reaching Victor Street, the hiab came loose and flung open, striking Ramsundar. He died on the scene.

Police said Ramsundar, unemployed, had a hunch-back and was often seen walking in the community. 

The driver is being questioned by the police.

Siparia Police are investigating.