Driver in deadly Berbice hit-and-run arrested in Georgetown

--vehicle impounded, female victim identified


The driver involved in the deadly hit-and-run accident on the No.70 Village, public road which claimed the lives of two persons Friday night, was arrested in Kitty, Georgetown late Saturday.

He has been identified as Vivendra Ramdharry, 37 of No. 69 Village, Upper Corentyne.

Dead: Tony Lakeram

The News Room understands that following his arrest, Ramdharry was transported back to Berbice where he was placed in custody at the Springlands Police Station.

Additionally, earlier in the day, police found the vehicle involved in the accident parked in Ramdharry’s yard with extensive damage to the front.

The vehicle, a Suzuki Escudo, bearing license plate PVV 1015, was reportedly speeding north along the western drive lane on the public road when the driver lost control and crashed into pedestrians Tony Lakeram, 20, of No.71 Squatting Area and Felicia Fernandes, 28, of Coverden, East Bank Demerara.

Police said that the accident took place at approximately 23:20 hrs.

Following the accident, the driver drove away without rendering assistance to the victims. The victims were picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Lakeram was subsequently identified by relatives who said he left home Friday morning to partake in the Phagwah festivities. Fernandes, was, however, identified late Saturday afternoon by her mother.

Investigations are in progress.

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