Soldier killed in Homestretch Ave. accident, others injured  


A soldier has died after he overtook a vehicle and collided with another car along Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown on Tuesday night.

Dead is 36-year-old Brian Mitchell of Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown.

Police Headquarters in a statement said the accident occurred at about 21:15h.

According to the police report, Mitchell, who had his seven-year-old relative in the car, was proceeding west on the road while the other car being driven by Taishan Shankar and carrying a female passenger was proceeding in the opposite direction.

One of the cars involved in the accident (Photo: NCN)

Shankar claimed that while in the vicinity of Help and Shelter on Homestretch Avenue, he saw Mitchell overtake another vehicle and ended up in his path.

As a result, both cars collided head on. Mitchell and the seven-year-old occupant were picked up in an unconscious state by Emergency Medical Technicians and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Mitchell was pronounced dead while the seven-year-old was treated for a broken leg.

Meanwhile, Shankar and the female occupant were treated for lacerations about the body and later discharged.

Investigations are ongoing.

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