Wreck kills elderly man

An elderly man died and a woman was injured in a head on collision along Shamrock Road near Grand Harbour early Saturday morning.

Police investigating the accident said it appeared a 69-year-old man driving a Toyota Corolla was heading west toward George Town when his car collided with a Mercedes being driven by the woman who was heading eastbound.

The elderly man was taken to hospital following the 2.15am crash where he later died. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Officers were investigating the possibility that the elderly Toyota driver had somehow lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the path of the Mercedes.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Chief Inspector Courtney Myles at 926-0649 or the traffic management division at 946-6254.