Porter killed in East Bank accident

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A horrific accident in front the Guyana National Stadium at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara Friday morning has claimed the life of a porter whose body was crushed and trapped inside the passenger seat of a truck.

Dead is Kirk Peters, 45 of Sophia.

News Room understands that the fuel-laden truck lost control and slammed into the fence of the Stadium after a tyre blew off.

The force of the impact severely damaged the left passenger side of the heavy-duty truck, killing the porter who was stuck inside with his seatbelt on. Police said a portion of about 15 feet of the stadium fence was damaged.

The driver is hospitalized under police guard as investigations continue.

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