One dead, two injured after Corentyne accident

-driver reported to be drunk

Kenrick Matheson

A Corentyne man is now dead after the car he was travelling in crashed into a bus shed along the Number 43 Village, Corentyne Public Road during the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Kenrick Matheson, 29, a father of one, of Philippi Village, Corentyne, succumbed to the injuries he sustained early yesterday morning.

According to information gathered, Matheson was in the front passenger seat when the driver, who was reportedly intoxicated, lost control and slammed into the bus shed.

Stabroek News was told that he was initially rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital and subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. However, he was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and succumbed shortly after.

Matheson’s cousin, who was driving the car, and a friend who was in the back seat both suffered minor injuries about their bodies and were admitted at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital for observation yesterday.

Matheson, a truck driver, is the father of a four-month-old daughter.

The police are investigating.

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