Vergenoegen man, 62, killed after pickup topples on Mabura trail

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The accident scene

Police are investigating a  fatal incident that occurred around 14:30 hrs on Monday on the #58 Mabura trail, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) which resulted in the death of 62-year-old Randy Lee, a mechanic of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).

The accident involved motor pickup GNN 3286 owned by Oric Obermuller and driven at the time by Lee.

The other occupants in the vehicle were: Bhisham Hiralall called ‘Ryan’, 30, an auto electrician of #7 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB); Bhoodnarine Ramgobin called ‘Mokesh’, 41, a welder of 16th Street Foulis, East Coast Demerara (ECD); Conrad Gibson, 55, a gold miner of  Friendship,  East Bank Demerara (EBD); and Jailal called ‘Naresh’, 34, a mechanic of Supply Mahaica, ECD.

Enquiries disclosed that motor pickup GNN 3286 was proceeding south along the western side of #58 Mabura trail at an alleged fast rate of speed when the driver suddenly pulled right as he swerved from a pothole on the trail. As such, Lee reportedly lost control of the vehicle which toppled several times before turning turtle on the eastern side of the road. 

The driver and occupants of the pickup received injuries to their bodies. Lee was picked up in an unconscious state, along with the other occupants, by public spirited citizens and transported to the Linden Hospital Complex where. Lee was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body was then escorted  to a nearby funeral parlour awaiting a post mortem examination. The other occupants of the pickup  were all treated for bruises and sent away. The accident scene was visited by a party of Police ranks who carried out investigations.

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