Guyanese teen dies in NY accident

The wrecked and mangled vehicles at the scene of the accident yesterday morning. Photo courtesy @samspinchat via Twitter through ABC7 New York.

An overseas-based Guyanese teenager died in a horrific accident in New York yesterday morning while he was on his way home.

The dead teen has been identified as Akeem Grant, 16, known as “DJ Akeem”, formerly of 46 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.

According to ABC7 New York, the early-morning crash on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens near 188th Street in Jamaica Estates, left Grant dead and eight others injured. Grant died on the scene, the news agency reported yesterday.

Two of the injured are in critical but stable condition and are hospitalized at Jamaica Hospital and North Shore Medical Center while the others suffered minor injuries and were treated and sent away, ABC7 New York reported.

Yesterday, an uncle of Grant said that the family is too devastated to speak. He stated that the family received a call after 6.30 yesterday morning informing them of the tragic accident.

Stabroek News learnt that as Grant and his friends were making their way home yesterday morning they collided with another vehicle.

From pictures seen by this newspapers three vehicles were involved in the accident.

Two of which were totalled as a result of the impact.

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