Teacher on $100k station bail as probe still ongoing into fatal D’Edward Village crash


Police are still continuing their investigation into the fatal accident that claimed the life of Salim Yusuf some three weeks ago at D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).

Salim, a taxi driver of Bennet Dam, WCB, was driving PTT 9357 in the wee hours of September 24 when Colin Bynoe Jr lost control of his speeding car (PYY 3603) and crashed into him.

Bynoe, a 33-year-old teacher of Alness Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was initially taken into custody but was later released on $100,000 station bail.

The two vehicles involved in the crash

Police Commander (ag) in Region Five, Lonsdale Withrite, told the News Room on Sunday that the file will be sent for legal advice this week.

He noted that even though the autopsy was performed a few days after the accident, the coroner’s report remains outstanding.

A police report had noted that Yusuf was proceeding west along the southern drive lane while Bynoe was proceeding east along the northern drive lane at a fast rate when the latter lost control and crashed.

Yusuf was removed from his car in an unconscious state by public spirited citizens and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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