A mother of three is now dead after a speeding minibus slammed into the vehicle she was travelling in after returning home from the Flag Raising Ceremony with her husband, early this (Thursday) morning.
Reports are that Roxanne Mitchell, 44, and her husband, Peter, were in a route 32 minibus heading home when the fatal accident occurred at Bagotstown, in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).
The married couple, who belong to Farm Village, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), were seated near each other with Roxanne sitting near a window in the minibus.
INews understands that as the route 32 minibus approached the turn at the traffic lights at the DHB, another bus (route 42) which was allegedly speeding, slammed into it.
This caused the bus to tilt and fall to the side that Roxanne was seated in, pinning her in the process.
Her daughter, Kennessa told INews earlier today that while she was not with her parents when the fatal accident took place, her father related the above-mentioned details to their family.
She related that her father received minor bruises about his body when the accident occurred. However, when Roxanne was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara (EBD), the doctor(s) pronounced her “Dead On Arrival”.
Kennessa explained that at this point in time her family is unaware as to whether the driver of the route 42 minibus is in police custody.
She said that police ranks are yet to contact the Mitchell family to give them an update on the situation.
Roxanne leaves to mourn her husband along with three children.