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Police are investigating a fatal incident that occurred around 14:30 Monday on the #58 Mabura trail involving motor pickup #GNN 3286 owned by Oric Obermuller and driven at the time by Randy Lee (now deceased), a 62-year-old mechanic of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo.
The other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the incident were: Bhisham Hiralall called ‘Ryan’, a 30-years-old auto electrician of #7 Village West Coast Berbice; Bhoodnarine Ramgobin called ‘Mokesh’, a 41-year-old welder of 16th Street Foulis, East Coast Demerara; Conrad Gibson, a 55-year-old gold miner of Friendship East Bank Demerara; and Jailal called ‘Naresh’, a 34-year-old mechanic of Supply Mahaica, ECD.
Enquiries disclosed that motor pickup #GNN 3286 was proceeding south along the western side of #58 Mabura trail at an alleged fast rate of speed when the driver suddenly pulled right as he swerved from a ‘pot hole’ on the trail. The driver reportedly lost control of the said motor pickup which toppled several times before turning turtle on the eastern side of the road.
The driver and occupants of the pickup received injuries about their bodies.
The driver, Randy Lee, was picked up in an unconscious state, along with the other occupants, by public-spirited citizens and transported to the Linden Hospital Complex where Lee was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced him dead on arrival.
His body was then escorted to a nearby funeral parlour, awaiting a post mortem examination.
The other occupants of the pickup were all treated for bruises and sent away.
The scene was visited by Sgt 19440 Alexander and a party of police ranks who carried out an investigation, one that continues.