Man crushed to death, driver in custody
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.