NAREI Officer on work assignment in Ituni dies in vehiclar accdient
Aaron Leitch, a District Crop Extension Officer attached to the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) lost his life earlier on Tuesday following an accident along the Tacama Trail, Ituni.
The accident involved a pick-up vehicle (# PAC 3958), owned by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) and attached to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Police said the vehicle was driven at the time by Nigel Hutson, a 50-year-old from Georgetown.
The Statement from Police Headquarters noted that the occupants of the pick-up were Gregory Grenville, a 39-year-old from Amelia’s Ward, Linden; Arafat Fazal, a 37-year-old citizen of Bangladesh, and Leitch.
“Enquiries disclosed that the Pick-Up was proceeding East along the northern side of the Tacama trail at a fast rate and while negotiating a left bend, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it ended up on the southern parapet after which it toppled several times before it came to a halt,” the statement noted.
As a result, the driver along with the occupants received injuries on their bodies. They were picked up by public-spirited citizens in a conscious state, except Leitch who was unconscious, and they were all taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where they were seen and examined by a doctor.
Fazal was admitted for injuries to his body and later transferred to GPHC for further medical attention. His condition is regarded as stable.
Grenville, along with the driver, were treated and sent away.
Leitch was pronounced dead. The driver is assisting the Police in the ongoing investigation.