Chief Prison Officer killed, others injured in early morning accident


An accident between a car and an X-Trail on Homestretch Avenue in the vicinity of the CANU Headquarters early Monday morning resulted in the death of 38-year-old Prince Cox, a Chief Prison Officer of Nabacalis, East Coast Demerara and the hospitalization of three others.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the car PYY 7942 was being driven by a 27-year-old Prison Officer while the X-Trail PWW 4425 was being driven by a 22-year-old male of Eccles, East Bank Demerara.

Police said that the car was proceeding west along the southern side of the road when the driver overtook a line of vehicles and ended up in the path of the X-trail which was coming from the opposite direction.

The scene of the accident

It is alleged that the prison officer pulled further north in an effort to avoid a collision but the front of the X-trail collided with the left side front door and fender of the car.

Cox, the driver and another 22-year-old Prison Officer of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown were in the car.

The driver of the X-trail was the lone occupant. They all received injuries and were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Cox was pronounced dead; the drivers of both vehicles and the other Prison Officer were admitted.

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