UPDATE: Lethem youth dies reportedly in motorcycle accident

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Dead: Sylvester Junior De Mendonca

Lethem youth, Sylvester Junior De Mendonca, 23, died on Monday evening in a motorcycle accident at the St. Ignatius Village Bridge at approximately 22:00h.

Based on information reaching this publication, before he met his demise, De Mendonca was seen consuming alcohol with friends in the village.

Persons gathered around the St. Ignatius Bridge where the accident occurred

It was while proceeding to Lethem with his friends, also on motorcycles, he reportedly became involved in the fatal accident hitting the iron rails of the bridge before collapsing on same.

However, Lethem Police have since detained a regional contractor, Ramesh Barker and his vehicle this morning, in connection with the accident.

It is alleged that the contractor was proceeding west into St. Ignatius Village where he lives and collided with the deceased on the said bridge.

De Mendonca is said to have suffered multiple injuries and a broken skull.

He was rushed to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The motorcycle in question

His body was placed at the hospital mortuary.

Investigations are ongoing.

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