Police say they are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man who was struck down on the Garden of Eden Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) last night.

According to a release issued by the police, James Agustus of Second Dam Garden of Eden, EBD, was struck down around 22:30hrs after he allegedly ran into the path of motorcar PKK 6734 which was proceeding north along the western carriageway.

He was taken to Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver, a 26-year-old resident of Sarah Johanna, EBD, is in Police custody assisting with the investigation.

Police said a breathalyzer test was conducted and no trace of was alcohol found.


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