Driver dies after timber truck topples on Potaro road

A man died on Thursday night after the truck he was driving toppled, pinning him along 14 Miles Potaro Road, in Region Seven.

Dead is Kevon Sauers, 30, of Kwakwani Waterfront, Berbice River.

At the time of the accident, which occurred around 9 pm, Sauers was driving GSS 6366, with trailer TRR 5291, which was loaded with timber.

He was accompanied by porter Clifton Charles Rodrigues, who sustained minor injuries.

Sunday Stabroek has learnt that the vehicle was descending a hill when it experienced mechanical problems, resulting in Sauers losing control. As a result, the vehicle turned turtle and Sauers was pinned. He was later discovered motionless.

A team of police has been dispatched to the area to conduct an investigation.


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