An early morning accident has claimed the life of a 21-year-old police officer while his colleague is at hospital fighting for his life.
Constable Shaquille Mondesir died on the spot when the Nissa Tiida in which he was travelling lost control near the Courts Megastore in Barataria around 1 am.
His colleague Constable Dayne Horseford was badly injured and is warded in a critical condition at the Eric Willims Medical Sciences Complex.
Police say their vehicle hit a concrete slab before spinning out of control.
Mondesir was thrown from the vehicle during the collision.
Investigations are continuing.