Police are investigating a fatal incident which occurred at about 23:55 hrs last night (Monday) at Melanie Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

The incident involved motorcar PAC 6465, owned and driven by Patrick Perry, a 36-year-old Chief Prison Officer attached to the Guyana Prison Service and based at Prison Headquarters Georgetown, and who resided at Lot 57 Victoria Road Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.

Investigations so far disclosed that Perry was proceeding West along the southern side of Melanie Public Road at a fast rate of speed, and he lost control of the vehicle (PAC 6465) when negotiating a left bend on the road. As a result, the vehicle collided with a heap of sand which was on the southern parapet and toppled several times.

The driver was flung out of the vehicle and landed on the road surface, where he received injuries on his body. He was seen and examined by the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) at Melanie, where he was pronounced dead. His body was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital’s mortuary, awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Sergeant Stewart and a party of Police ranks, as well as the Acting Director of Prison Mr Nicklon Elliot, visited the scene at about 00:10 hours this morning.

Investigation in progress.


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