Berbice teen killed in East Coast accident

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The Arjune family of Albion, Berbice was thrown into a state of mourning when their youngest child, Mark Arjune, was killed following an early Sunday morning accident on the Strathspey, East Coast Demerara road.

According to the Police, they are investigating the circumstances that led to the accident. Initial investigations revealed that around 04:40hrs the driver of motorcar, PPP 6666, Dellon Davison, 29, of William Street, Kitty Georgetown was under the influence of alcohol and proceeding east along the roadway at a fast rate, when he swerved to avoid hitting a cow and crashed into an electrical post.

Arjune was the front seat passenger in the vehicle and sustained severe internal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Another passenger of the car was identified as 36-year-old Allen Batson of Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown; he too was injured and is said to be in a stable condition while the driver was treated for minor injuries.

Meanwhile, Mark’s elder brother Kevin said that he received a call at around 05:00hrs informing him of the accident and immediately rushed to the GPHC to investigate. He explained that when he arrived at the Hospital he was told that his brother was in a critical state.

“When I reach at the Hospital I asked to see Mark Arjune and the nurse tell me to sit and when I sit I still ask to see my brother and they say that a doctor have to come and talk to me. So when the doctor tell me what is he state and I still asked to see him and when I saw him he was already dead and on a bed,” Kevin related.

“I go and try to wake up he and shake he up but his face and head back had lil bruises and so and my brother didn’t make it, he died. I called my parents and told them and they came home and then he was taken to the mortuary,” he added.

Mark recently moved to Colidgen, ECD to take care of the family’s chicken business and according to the property owner, Mala Looknauth, he left home at around 11:00hrs Saturday night with a group of friends heading in the direction of the City.

She said that the accident occurred a few meters away from his home. “I was shocked when I woke up this morning to hear that Mark die…his parents come this morning and make all the arrangement for his body and funeral to Berbice,” she related.

The Police said their investigations are ongoing.

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