Prosecution closes case in highway death trial

Sadath Newark

The prosecution yesterday closed its case against Sadath Newark, the 28-year-old Kuru Kururu man accused of causing the death of Dexter Conway.

The charge against Newark alleges that on February 6th, 2018, at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he drove motorcar PRR 378 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dexter Conway.

When the trial resumed yesterday before Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, the prosecution brought its final witnesses and closed its case against Newark.

Deceased: Dexter Conway

The proceedings were then adjourned until August 30th for the defence’s submissions. Conway, a father of five who resided at Old Road, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital at Diamond. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the time of the accident, which occurred around 11 pm on February 6th, Elroy Savory was the driver of motor lorry GVV 427 with trailer TVV 87, while Conway was the porter.

An initial police statement stated that the lorry was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the public road when it encountered a mechanical problem. Savory and Conway were trying to fix the problem when they were both struck down by Newark’s motorcar, which was proceeding in the same direction.



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