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5 killed in 2-vehicle head-on crash on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

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Two teachers were among five persons who died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle collision at Long Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.
Dead are Dwaylon Farrell, the Head of the Industrial Technology Department at the New Silver City Secondary School, and Rushell Leacock, a senior mistress attached to the Kwakwani Primary School.
Also, dead are Eddo Leacock and pensioner Uramie Hall, both of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Pastor Clinton Patterson later succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Linden Hospital Complex making him the fifth person to have died in the horrific smash-up.
Traffic Chief, Mahendra Singh told the press that the accident occurred at about 8:20h and involved two vehicles that were going in opposite directions. While he could not say what caused the accident and who was responsible, he noted that the drivers of both vehicles were killed.

One of the vehicles that were involved in the horrific accident

“What we know so far, is that five persons have lost their lives and about four others are seeking medical attention as in they are currently hospitalised but their conditions are not as stable as we would wish, right now.”
Further, he reprimanded drivers for their reckless usage of the roadways, noting that the accident could have been avoided.
“It is an unfortunate loss and I think it is one that could have been prevented had drivers been responsible enough to recognise that it is not all about speed and to get people quickly where they want to go… they must recognise that they have a role to play to keep the passengers alive.”

The second vehicle that was involved in the horrific accident

Nevertheless, while sympathising with the aggrieved families who lost their loved ones, he urged other road users to take heed of what is happening on the roadway as a result of recklessness. As such, he called on them to be more responsible and contribute to safer roads across the country.
Meanwhile, in a release issued by the Education Department, Region 10, it was stated that Farrell was more than an educator – he was a mentor, guiding countless students through the intricacies of industrial technology and inspiring them to pursue their passions.
Leacock was renowned for her unwavering commitment to the holistic development of her pupils. Her infectious enthusiasm and nurturing spirit enriched the lives of all who crossed her path.

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