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Updated: Three killed, several injured in collision on Essequibo Coast

Gavin Lawrie

Gavin Lawrie

Three persons were killed and 16 others injured  in a vehicular collision the Essequibo Coast late Friday night.

Sources said a minibus collided with a car on the Richmond Village Public Road at about 11 PM.. Residents rushed to the mangled vehicles to remove the occupants.

Two male teenagers and one man were killed, while the others were rushed to the Suddie Hospital for emergency treatment. Six of the injured were air-

Esau Cornette

Esau Cornette

dashed early Saturday morning to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation for advanced treatment.

The dead have been identified as  Gavin Lawrie, Levon Grey and Esua Cornette. Lawrie has been named the driver of the motor car. He is a 19-year-old farmer, of Better Hope while Cornette is also 19-years-old of Dartmouth. Grey, 45, is also of Dartmouth

One of the injured persons has been identified as Maxwell Lawrie who is currently unconscious.

Demerara Waves Online News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.