Police still probing East Bank Essequibo road deaths

Police are still probing the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men in separate accidents on the East Bank Essequibo (EBE) highway over the weekend.

According to police, 73-year-old Tahl Singh was struck down along the Orangestein, EBE public road, while 30-year-old Ernesto Ashby, formerly identified as Ernesto Frank, died after he was hit by a motor vehicle at Greenwich Park around 10:30hrs.

‘D’ Division Commander, Senior Superintendent Ian Amsterdam told this newspaper on Monday that investigations suggested that Singh, who resides in Orangestein, was walking along the public road when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle which struck him claims to have been blinded by the lights of an oncoming minibus and swerved to avoid a collision, at which point he felt an impact.

Attempts to contact the man’s relatives were futile. Persons who knew the man say he had no fixed place of abode …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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