Three dead in Linden Highway smash-up

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Three persons are dead after a car crashed into a group of family members at Kairuni on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway Sunday night.

Dead are: Antonia Henry a 87-year-old woman of Kairuni. Akezie Jerome eight years of age and Meliena Emmanuels age 40. Injured Aleana Persaud age 8 years and Rodwel Jerome 50 years of age and also of Kairuni.

Police said enquiries disclosed that motor car PHH 6628 was proceeding south along the eastern side of the said road at a fast rate of speed, when the driver lost control and collided with the left side curb of the road.

The motorcar then careened into the group of persons named above who were sitting on the side of the road on the said curb.

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The injured were rushed to the hospital by public-spirited citizens.

Akese Jerome was picked up in an unconscious state and placed in a passing vehicle and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where she was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and was pronounce dead on arrival.

Antonio Henry and Melina Emmanuels were also picked up in an unconscious state and placed into a passing vehicle and taken to the Mackenzie Public Hospital where they were seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounce them dead on arrival.

Alena Persaud and Rodwell Jerome were also picked up in an unconscious state and placed in a passing vehicle. They were taken to the Mackenzie Hospital as well where the were both seen and examined by a doctor on duty.

Alena was then transferred to the Georgetown public hospital where she was placed in ICU while Rodwell Jerome is presently under observation at the Mackenzie Hospital.
A breathalyzer test was carried out on the driver however, no alchohol was found in his blood stream.
Further investigation in progress



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