Driver dies after fuel tanker topples on Aurora trail


A 32-year-old driver died on Monday after the fuel tanker he was driving toppled on the Aurora Tapir trail in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

Dead is Tyrone Anthony of Supenaam, Essequibo Coast.

The accident occurred at about 17:35hrs. At the time, Anthony was the driver of fuel tanker, GAD 3757, owned by Demerara Transportation Limited.

Police Headquarters said the fuel tanker was heading south along the trail and while negotiating a turn down a slope, it experienced mechanical problems.

This caused Anthony to lose control of the vehicle.

As a result, Police said Anthony was flung out of the fuel tanker and pinned down to the ground.

He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Aurora Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    Hope the fuel did not leak out and caused an environmental situation. This needs to be investigated for Environment damage to the area which must be cleaned up.

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