20-Y-0 killed, teen critical in Corentyne accident

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Twenty-year-old Reoul Drepal-Saul died at the New Amsterdam Hospital early Wednesday morning after the car he was driving crashed into an abandoned refrigerator on the #59 Public Road, Corentyne Berbice at around 06:40hrs.

Another occupant of the car, 18-year-old Akesha Beaton is in a serious condition, Police Headquarters said in a statement. They are both from #51 Village Corentyne.

The abandoned refrigerator that was on the side of the road

According to the police, the young man was driving PVV 1120 north along the western carriageway of the road when it collided with the refrigerator.

As a result of the impact, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which reportedly toppled several times before it came to a halt in a western drain.

They were first taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where they were treated and transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.

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