PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago international Mickey Trotman was killed on Wednesday morning in a motor vehicle accident.
The 26-year-old midfielder arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday
and was training with the national team ahead of Sunday's
CONCACAF region World Cup qualifier against Honduras in San
Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Trotman who was the driver of the vehicle, along with his
25-year old brother Stephan and a 21-year female companion,
Tessa Moses, all died instantly when the car struck a pole after
running off the road in east Trinidad.
Two other occupants, another brother Kenyan and friend Troy
Fernandez, remain in serious conditions at the hospital.
'Mickey (Trotman) was a talented, honest, good and happy
person,' said Trinidad's technical director Rene Simoes in a
'We mourn his death together, but certain that he is now
with God enjoying eternal life, and for that we are grateful.'
Simoes said that Trotman arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday
afternoon and went straight to the national stadium where he
trained with the squad.
Simoes added that Trotman had dinner with the squad at its
training camp but left to visit his family and was due to join
up with the team later that night.
Trotman, who earned 32 caps and scored nine goals for his
country, made his international debut on May 6, 1999 when he
came on as a substitute and scored in a 2-0 victory against
South Africa in a friendly.
He made his final appearance on September 5 as a substitute
in a 3-0 loss to Mexico in a World Cup qualifier.
Trinidad, now eliminated from securing a place in the World
Cup finals, is currently bottom of the six-nation group at 0-1-7.
At the club level, Trotman was playing with the Rochester
Rhinos in the A-League -- the U.S. second division.
He had previously played with Major League Soccer's Miami
Fusion and Dallas Burn and Trinidadian club Joe Public.
Trotman is the second CONCACAF-region player to be killed in
a auto accident this year following the death of Jamaica
international Steve Malcolm on January 28.