A member of a drag-racing association was killed after his high performance car crashed in Brickfield, central Trinidad on Sunday.
Nigel Lake, 45, was a member of the Network of Automobile Racers Association.
NARA issued a statement on social media upon his passing.
“It is with a heavy heart tonight that I write on behalf of the NARA President Mr. Ramdath, his family and the NARA executive team as we extend our sincerest condolences on the passing our team member Nigel Lake. Nigel served as head of HSE coordinating for our drag racing events. Nigel you were more than a friend and team member, you were family. Our memories are endless. We will forever be grateful for your loyalty, hard work and dedication to our team. May your soul find eternal rest. We will miss you dearly my friend”, NARA stated.
A police report said that around 3.30 p.m. Lake was driving a Mitsubishi Evolution along Waterloo Road when he lost control and the vehicle collided with a wall of the New Testament Church of God.
Lake died at the scene, while a front seat passenger, Ariel Harripersad, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.