BREAKING NEWS: Three dead in Essequibo smash-up

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Police examining the ill-fated vehicles involved in the accident

By Indrwattie Natram

Three persons,including a baby, died on Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle smash-up on the Jib Public Road, Essequibo.

The accident occurred around 15:00 hours. Dead is Corwin Paul,38 ,a health worker of Winsdor Castle who was driving a Toyota Spacio bearing registration PSS2174 north along the road when it collided with a blue Hilux pick-up truck bearing registration GPP5205.

Dead: Corwin Paul

At the time of the accident a woman and her baby were in Paul’s car. They died on the spot.He was allegedly speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the pick-up.

The driver of the pick-up, Adam Barakat, escaped with minor injuries.

Residents who heard the loud impact immediately rushed to the scene. “We heard a loud noise just next to the Jib, bridge when I watched I saw a silver-coloured car badly damaged.I then saw persons running out and when we reached it was a bloody scene,”a resident of Jib related.

Traffic ranks attached to “G” Division of the Guyana Police Force were on the scene conducting their investigations.

(This is a developing story)