Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Monday last about 16:00 hrs on the Ituni trail in Region 10.

Dead is 31-year-old Rodwell Peters.

The accident involved motor vehicle (GAD 6596) driven by Peters. The other occupant in the vehicle at the time was Damian Fraser (a porter) of Coomacka Mines.

Investigations so far indicate that the vehicle (GAD 6596) was proceeding north along the western side of the Ituni trail, descending a hill. The vehicle approached a right bend at a fast rate which caused the driver to lose control, causing the vehicle to topple. Peters was pinned under the vehicle, whilst Fraser, who received injuries, was picked up and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was admitted.

About 02:30hrs today, the driver’s body was retrieved from the accident site and taken to the Mackenzie Hospital Complex, where an official pronouncement of death was made. The body is currently awaiting a post-mortem examination.


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