Update: Woman killed identified as Secretary of Baramita Village Council



The woman was who killed in an accident on Wednesday evening at Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) has been identified as Wanita Sobers, 39.

Sobers was Secretary of the Baramita Village Council.

She was a passenger in a minibus which was involved in the fatal crash which occurred at around 17:30hrs along the Baramita Main Access Road.

The minibus was proceeding west along the southern side of the road and whilst descending a hill, the driver began to lose control of the vehicle.

It is alleged by the driver that the bus suddenly started to travel in a “right and left motion” and he tried to apply brakes to stop the vehicle but despite his effort the it collided onto a baranka on the edge of the road.

As a result of the collision, the driver and all five passengers were all thrown out of the vehicle onto the road surface where Sobers received injuries about her head and body.

She was seen lying motionless under the minibus while the driver received injuries to his back.

They were both picked up by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Baramita Health Centre where Sobers was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver was admitted a patient suffering from pain to the back.