Just seven months after migrating to the United States, a Guyanese teenager was on Sunday morning killed following a multi-vehicle smash-up in Queens, New York.
Dead is 17-year-old Akeem Grant, also known as “DJ Akeem”, formerly of Lot 46 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.
Based on reports from ABC7 New York, the accident took place around 06:30h in the vicinity of the eastbound Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica Estates.
Following the collision, one person was pronounced dead at the scene while eight others were taken to Jamaica Hospital and North Shore Medical Center. Two of the injured passengers were reported to be in critical but stable condition, while the others were said to have sustained minor injuries.
Among those injured was the cousin of the now deceased teenager, Gladwin Grant.