Driver killed, passenger injured in Corentyne accident

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A driver succumbed to his injuries at the Skeldon Public Hospital hours after he crashed into a parked tractor on the eastern parapet of the #67 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice Tuesday morning.

According to the police, 49-year-old Jaggernauth Ramcharran, the driver of motorcar HB 1876 of Grant 1802, East Berbice Corentyne, was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the road at a fast rate.

At about 03:15hrs, he reportedly swerved from some stray animals and collided with the tractor.

In the vehicle at the time was 22-year-old Akesh Koochamala of #65 Village, Corentyne.

They were rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where Ramcharran later succumbed.

Koochmala is currently admitted in a stable condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital.

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