West Demerara accident: Venezuelan woman killed, four injured but stable

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The woman who died in the horrific Stewartville, West Coast Demerara accident has been identified as Venezuelan national Alejandra Brazon, 20.

She died after the speeding vehicle she was travelling in slammed into an electricity post at Stewartville Public Road, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). The car broke in half upon impact.

According to police reports, 33-year-old Anthony Ralph, who lives in Buxton on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), was driving the car bearing the number plate PRR 2014.

Brazon, along with three other Venezuelan nationals: Kataleena (only name known), Alexandra (only name known) and 22-year-old Urelis Gonsalves, were travelling in this vehicle.

According to reports received, the car was speedily driving east along the northern side of the public road when the Ralph overtook another motorcar, PRR 7512, which was proceeding in the said direction along the northern side.

The car split in half upon impact

It was noted that after overtaking that motorcar, as he returned onto the northern carriageway, Ralph lost control and struck an electricity post on the northern parapet. Subsequently, he ended up in a trench on the northern side of the road.

As a result of the collision, the driver and occupants received various injuries. They were, reportedly, found unconscious and subsequently, taken to Leonora Cottage Hospital on the WCD.

Brazon was pronounced dead on arrival while the others were examined by a doctor on duty at the Leonora hospital. The injured individuals were later referred to West Demerara Regional Hospital and admitted as patients in a stable condition.

The body of the deceased was escorted to Ezekiel Funeral Parlour awaiting an autopsy. Police investigations are ongoing.

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