The minibus driver who is accused of causing the death of two women last Saturday at Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in an accident was this afternoon charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Denzil Clarke, 47, a driver of Golden Grove, ECD, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Alisha George.

Clarke pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 3, 2019 at Success, ECD, he drove motor bus BTT 4910 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of 58-year-old Denise Culley of Vigilance, ECD and 59-year-old Patricia Ellis of Haslington, ECD.

He was remanded to prison until March 15, 2019.

According to information, on March 3, 2019, at around 07:30 hrs, Clarke was the driver of minibus BTT 4910 which crashed into the median at the center of the Success Public Road ECD.

It was reported that the bus toppled several times before coming to a halt on the other side of the road.

Cully died at the scene of the accident after the bus landed on her while Ellis succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital while receiving treatment.

Also injured in the accident were Ellis’ grandson, 7-year-old Jaden Miffatt; Laffanna Williams, a 22-year-old Police Constable of Lot 175 Haslington, ECD; 60-year-old June Abel of Lot 8 Good Hope, ECD; 38-year-old Wayne Blair of Lot 38 Fernandez Street, Golden Grove, ECD and 17-year-old Jordon Beaton of Golden Grove, ECD who reportedly lost several fingers.

It was reported that Clarke told officers that a blue motorcar collided with his left rear wheel causing him to lose control and collide with the median in the center of the road.


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