Families in deep mourning after death of sisters, niece in Corentyne hit-and-run

By David Papannah

The families of the two sisters and their niece killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident on the Corentyne on Wednesday evening are in deep sorrow and the father of the accused driver yesterday extended his sympathies over the deaths.

On Wednesday at around 19:00hrs, one of three hit-and-runs by the same driver claimed the lives of sisters Latoya, 19, and Juanita Bagot, 16, and their three-year-old niece Shamaine Cort of Philippi. The other accidents left two cyclists: Delroy Park, 28, of Kilmarnock, Corentyne and Matthew Mc Bean, 19, of No.35 Village, Corentyne nursing injuries.

Reports are that the detained 19-year-old driver, Nekash Persaud was at the wheel of PPP 5842 when he struck down Park, who was cycling home from work at Kilmarnock Village. The driver failed to stop and sped away at which point he slammed into the Bagot girls and their niece at Philippi. The driver fled from the scene and struck down Mc Bean who remains in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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