Kitty mechanic killed in East Bank accident


A 33-year-old mechanic of Lot 31 Railway Line, Kitty Georgetown died just after midnight Thursday after the motorbike (CD 7536) he was driving crashed into a lorry on the Pearl Public Road, East Bank Demerara.

Dead is Devon Atkinson popularly known as ‘Wild Buck.’

Police Headquarters revealed that the lorry with a trailer and the motorbike were both proceeding north along the western carriageway when the lorry turned east into a lumberyard but Atkinson allegedly failed to stop.

Atkinson, who had a pillion rider, collided with the front of the lorry.

Police said Atkinson was taken to Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The pillion rider was treated and discharged.

Police Headquarters revealed that 36-year-old driver of the lorry was found to be way above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.

The driver of Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke Linden Highway is in custody assisting with the investigation.

On July 17 this year, Atkinson was charged with having a high powered rifle in his possession on July 14, 2019, at the Linden/Soesdyke Highway when he is not a licensed firearm holder.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to reports, on the day in question, he was at an event at a creek outside of the Splashmin’s Resort when he was observed by Police Officer pulling out the weapon from his backpack.

The cop alleged that he discharged several rounds in the air.

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