A 66-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a wagon while standing on a pavement in Siparia on Friday.
While Jonas Lalla lay fighting for his life on the roadway, the driver fled the scene.
He was later caught by police in the Palo Seco district where he lives.
Lalla, of Siparia, succumbed to his injuries around 8 pm at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Police said around 5.30 pm the driver of a Toyota wagon overtook several cars along the SS Erin Road near AgroTech and lost control.
The vehicle then ploughed into Lalla while he was on the pavement.
The driver was taken into custody for questioning. Investigations are continuing.