Essequibo Coast accident…Death toll at four as police recruit dies

The death toll from the horrific Richmond, Essequibo Coast vehicular smash-up has risen to four with a young police recruit succumbing to his injuries early yesterday.

Stefon Benn, 19, of Dartmouth, Essequibo, who was a passenger in the mini-bus that was involved in the fatal accident late Friday at Richmond, become the fourth fatality, police confirmed. Gavin Lawrie, 19, a farmer of Plantation Andrews; Levon Gray, 45, of 51 Public Road, Dartmouth and nineteen-year-old Esan Cornette had died earlier after the accident which occurred at around 11:30pm on Friday. Lawrie was driving a Toyota 212 car which collided with a minibus which was being driven by Glenford Stephens. A number of persons have been hospitalised…..