Man dies after hit and run at Land of Canaan

A man is now dead after he was struck down by a truck along the Land of Canaan Public Road, East Bank Demerara early yesterday morning and subsequently run over by a second vehicle.

Dead is Eon Sam, called ‘Yankee.’

Sam, who was deported from the United States of America several years ago, had no fixed address.

The accident occurred around 5.15 am.

While details surrounding the accident were unclear up to last evening, an eyewitness told the police that he was proceeding north along the western side of the public road when he noticed a green truck, which was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of the road, collide with Sam, who was attempting to cross the road.

According to the eyewitness, the driver then swerved into the western lane and continued to proceed south at a fast rate of speed.

The eyewitness told the police that he exited his vehicle and began to stop passing vehicles to assist Sam.

However, a car, which was proceeding south along the road, allegedly ran over Sam and the driver did not stop.

The police were contacted and an investigation has been launched.

Sam’s body is currently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting an autopsy.

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