Two remain critical after deadly Kairuni collision

Vallan Bowen

The two survivors of the fatal collision that occurred near Kairuni, along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, remained hospitalised in critical condition yesterday, while police continued to investigate the accident.

Three Lindeners were confirmed dead after the accident, which occurred after the car they were travelling in reportedly crashed into the rear of a truck that was parked along the road.

The dead men have been identified as Vallan Bowen, 60, of 29 Fairs Rust, Linden, Malroy Ross, 30, of Canvas City, Wismar and Block 22 Wismar, Linden, and Keston Bollers, 19, of 133 Thomas Street, Kara Kara, Linden. 

Keston Bollers

Those listed as critical are Rayon Wilson, a Police Corporal stationed in Bartica, and Junior Hutson, also said to be from Linden. Wilson was reported to have been the driver of the car.

Cari Bowen, daughter of Vallan Bowen, a logger, told Sunday Stabroek that the family received news of the accident and her father’s death just before 11 pm on Friday.

The young woman said the news of his death has shaken the entire family. In offering a description of her father, she said he was hard working and always jovial. He is also survived by his wife, Clorene Bowen, and sons Curtly, Dave and Derwayne Bowen.

Malroy Ross

A relative of Bollers, who spoke to this newspaper, said the 19-year-old had recently completed studies at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and was awaiting his graduation.

Friends and family of Bollers, who mourned him on social media, described him as a smart young man, who had a bright future ahead of him. He is survived by his parents and several siblings.

Critical condition: Rayon Wilson

While this newspaper was unable to establish contact with relatives of Ross, known as ‘Fowly,’ information received indicated that he was a mechanic attached to Bosai. He was said to have been the father of two young daughters.

Word about the accident was received just around 7.30 pm, after the car, bearing licence number plate PHH 9398, reportedly slammed into the back of the container truck, bearing licence plate number GPP 2993.

The force of the impact was said to have been so great that the roof of the car was ripped from the body of the vehicle, while one of the occupants was killed almost instantly.

It would appear that the truck’s rear lights were not on at the time.

Vallan Bowen

The police, in a statement issued on Friday evening, said that preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the truck was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road when his vehicle developed a mechanical problem, causing him to stop.

During the course of carrying out repairs under the front of the lorry, the police added, the driver claimed to have heard an impact at the rear. Upon investigating, he discovered that a car had collided with his vehicle.

There were five male occupants in the car and one of them appeared motionless. Through the assistance of passers-by, four of the occupants of the car were removed and rushed to the Linden Hospital, where two were pronounced dead on arrival, the statement said.

Traffic Chief Dion Moore yesterday stated that Wilson was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, while Hutson remains a patient of the Linden Hospital Complex. Another police official said that the driver of the truck is currently assisting with investigations.




Law to debar errant contractors coming by year end – Corbin

The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) hopes that by the end of this year debarment legislation would be in place as it will soon begin meeting with stakeholders on a draft.

House passes witness protection bill

A bill to provide a legal framework for the protection of witnesses was passed without amendment by the National Assembly on Friday evening despite arguments by the parliamentary opposition that it failed to take into account modern challenges.

Over $7M seized in Soesdyke raid expected to trigger money-laundering probe

The ownership of over $7 million in local and foreign currencies and several vehicles that were all seized during a raid by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on Friday has raised questions and a separate probe is expected to be launched.

Exxon set to begin drilling new well

Weeks after its major oil find at the offshore Ranger-1 well in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary is preparing to begin drilling at the Pacora-1 well site in the same area.

For terminal cancer patients, Beacon hospice offers ray of hope

The final days for cancer patients can be consumed by pain and loneliness.

By ,

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now