Sophia youth crushed to death by garbage truck

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A nine-year-old Sophia lad was killed Sunday morning  when a garbage truck ran over him.

Dead is Enam Holder of Section Sophia.

Deceased: Enam Holder

According to a police press release, enquiries disclosed that motor lorry # GVV 6890 (garbage truck) was proceeding east along Church Street Section C Sophia picking up garbage when the driver stopped in the vicinity of a heap of mud which was on the southern side of the said road and exited to assist his porter to load the garbage onto the truck.

He then re-entered the truck and while in the process of driving, the pedal cyclist who was proceeding in the same direction tried to pass the truck on the southern side and rode onto the mud and lost control of his bicycle.


The cyclist fell onto the road surface under the said truck, as a result the right side rear wheel ran over his head.

EMT personnel arrived on the scene where the pedal cyclist was pronounced dead on the scene.

The body was then taken to the Lyken Funeral Home mortuary awaiting post mortem examination.

A breathalyzer test conducted on the motor lorry driver showed a 0.00 reading. He remains in custody assisting with further investigations. A notice of intended prosecution was prepared and served.

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