Man crushed to death, driver in custody

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) which occurred at about 18:30hrs last Sunday at Kumung Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region # 7.

Phillip Arthur was killed after the front right wheel of a motor lorry ran over him.

Initial enquiries revealed that the deceased was seated in the cabin of the motor lorry; GPP 8748 with trailer TPP 9380 attached.

It is alleged that whilst ascending a hill, the lorry developed a mechanical problem and began to descend;  and in that process, the deceased jumped out of the vehicle and its front right wheel ran over him.

The body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.

The driver, a 42-year-old resident of Itaballi, Mazaruni, is in custody assisting with the investigation.

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