Inquest to begin into death of Ann’s Grove trans woman

Donickel Campbelle

An inquest is slated to begin next week to determine if anyone is at fault for the death of Donickel Campbelle, a transgender woman who died earlier this year after being struck by a car at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.

Campbelle, 28, of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, died on February 18th.

According to a notice placed in the daily newspapers by the Registrar of the Supreme Court Sueanna Lovell, 11 witnesses are due to testify at the inquest, which is being conducted by Magistrate Christel Lambert.

The inquest is to begin on November 6th at 12.30 pm at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.

Police, in a statement, had said that from preliminary investigations, the vehicle that struck Campbelle, PRR 5279, was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the Vreed-en-Hoop road when Campbelle allegedly ran into its path.

As a result of the impact, Campbelle fell onto the road and sustained injuries to the head and body.

An ambulance picked up Campbelle and rushed her to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where she succumbed hours after while receiving medical attention.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody after the accident. The driver took a breathalyser test and it revealed that he had no alcohol content in his breath. He was never charged.

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