20-year-old dies after car skids off roadway, lands in trench

A young man is now dead after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and landed in a trench at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is 20-year-old Mark Andrew Ramachand of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, who was driving motorcar, PZZ 4447, which is owned by a woman of Hope Lowlands, East Coast Demerara.

Dead: Mark Andrew Ramachand

The accident occurred at around 05:30h on Monday.
Police revealed that the car was proceeding north along the eastern lane of the western carriageway at a fast rate when the driver lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the road.
The vehicle then landed upside down in a nearby trench, where it became submerged.
Police were summoned and on arrival at the scene, ranks and passersby assisted in removing the vehicle from the trench. The driver was seen motionless, pinned down in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
The ambulance service was summoned, and it arrived shortly after at the scene with a team of emergency medical technicians.

The car in the trench following the accident

The driver was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The car was later towed to the Diamond Police Station as investigations continue.