Hit and run victim dies

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 00:00

Hit and run accident victim Javon Cox who was knocked down Monday morning has died.

Police say 30-year-old Cox was in a three-tonne-truck heading south on the Grand Bazaar overpass, when he realized the container being transported was becoming loose.

The truck pulled over on the shoulder and Cox came out to secure the load.

It was at this point, eye-witnesses say a white wagon over-took a truck by veering onto the shoulder, hitting Cox and speeding away. 

Cox laid unconscious on the roadway, motorists stopped to render assistance until emergency assistance arrived. 

Cox lived at third street in Barataria, a short distance from where the hit and run took place, he died shortly after the accident at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

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