British crash survivor dies

Jason Cardenas, 39, who was pulled from the burning jeep succumbed to severe burn injuries on Saturday night.

Relatives of the two other victims Maggie Howard, 40, of Stratford Court, Westmoorings, and Patrick Zimmer, 36, of Fort George, said yesterday they were not in a position to comment at this time.

Maggie’s husband Ian left instructions with the security officers at the gated Stratford Court residence that he was not entertaining any interviews. Maggie, Howard, and their six-year-old son have been living in Trinidad for close to one year.

Howard is a project manager at Fujitsu.

Zimmer, the other victim, is married to a Japanese national.

The other victim, Cardenas, is unmarried and returned from England last week. Although police investigators gave his address as Regent Towers, yesterday security guards said he did not live there.

Newsday learned that the families of all the victims have already been contacted by the British High Commission which is liasing with them.

The High Commissioner will play a strictly consular role in the circumstances and will not divulge any information to the media at this stage.

“We will not give any information without the leave of the families,” Deputy British High Commissioner Geoff Patton said yesterday.

The victims were returning from a lime at Club Zen, at about 5.13 am on Saturday, when Zimmer, the driver, lost control of the jeep which overturned trapping the three.

The vehicle then burst into flames causing Howard and Zimmer to perish.

Cardenas was pulled from the burning jeep by an eyewitness to the incident. He was taken to Westshore Medical Centre, Cocorite where he died.


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