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Speed boat captain dies after slamming bike into car

Gavin Renville being comforted by a public spirited citizen.

A 32-year old speedboat operator was Saturday afternoon killed when he slammed a motorcycle into the back of a car on the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo.

He has been identified as 32-year old Gavin Renville of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.

gavinrenvillebikePolice sources said that investigations so far have revealed that the car slowed down to negotiate a turn when the motorcycle struck the car from behind. The accident occurred around 5:15 PM.

“Renville was driving his motor cycle along the roadway, when he collided with the rear of a motor car that was proceeding in the same direction and received injuries,” Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker later said in a statement.

Renville, who was not wearing a helmet, fell off the motorcycle and sustained severe injuries.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Leonora Hospital. He was a former student of Leonora Secondary School.

The bike, which was badly damaged, is owned by his employer whose only name has been given as “Reds”.