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Reversing truck kills Venezuelan at Sarah Johanna Public Road

A Venezuelan national was on Monday killed after he was struck down by a reversing truck on the Sarah Johanna Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), while heading to work.

The dead man has been identified as 35-year-old Franciso Simosa of Sarah Johanna. The incident occurred at about 06:30h.

Reports are that Simosa was standing on the Public Road waiting on transportation to head to work when a truck bearing registration number GYY 6047 stopped in front of him.

According to Regional Commander of Division 4(B), Woman Superintendent Denise Griffith, the truck driver reversed and struck the man down in the process.

He was picked up by public-spirited citizens as well as the Police and taken to the Diamond Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Commander Griffith noted that the truck driver is in custody as the investigation continues.

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