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Motorcyclist, 29, dies after hit by speeding truck

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Kareem Josh Jeffrey, 29, died Tuesday night after he was struck down by a truck on the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

The accident occurred around 23:30 hrs. Jeffrey was the rider of the motorcycle, CL 3120.

According to a statement from Police Headquarters, the motor lorry, GAG 6017, was riding heading west along the public road at a fast rate.

Police said the driver, a 30-year-old resident of South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown claimed that he felt as though the lorry drove over something after which he saw a motorcycle skidding past his vehicle.

As a result, the driver said he stopped and exited the lorry when he observed a man lying on the roadway with injuries.

The Ambulance Service was contacted, and upon arrival at the scene, Jeffrey was pronounced dead.

A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and Police said no trace of alcohol was found.

He remains in custody as the investigation continues.

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