Truck driver in custody following death of young motorcyclist

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Police have arrested a 45-year-old truck driver of Crane Village, West Coast Demerara following an accident on Tuesday night on the Houston and Meadow Bank Public Road which claimed the life of 18-year-old Deshon Morris.

Police Headquarters revealed that Morris of East La Penitence, Georgetown, was riding motorcycle CJ 6021 with pillion rider Keon Granville, 27 when they collided with a truck (GTT 2073) and trailer (TEE 6391) attached to Muneshwers Limited at around 20:00hrs.

The truck at the Ruimveldt Police Station following the fatal accident [Guyana Chronicle photo]
Police said that Morris was proceeding north on the eastern lane of the western carriageway of Houston Public Road while the truck was driving east on the northern lane of Meadow Bank Public Road.

It is alleged that the truck approached the intersection of Meadow Bank and Houston Public Road and failed to stop and continued east onto the Houston road when the driver collided with the motorcycle.

Morris nor the pillion rider were wearing helmets. While Morris died at the scene of the accident, his friend was treated for minor injuries and discharged from the hospital.

Morris’ family showed up at the scene of the accident broke down in tears upon seeing his body on the roadway.

Police are continuing their investigations.

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