Motorcyclist dies after slamming into lorry at Success

A 26-year-old porter lost his life early on Thursday morning after he reportedly rode his motorcycle into the rear of a lorry along the Success Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

Dead: Keon Marshall

Dead is Keon Marshall of Lot 28 Republic Drive Beterverwagting, ECD. At the time of the accident, he was not wearing a helmet.
Based on reports received, the accident, which occurred at about 08:20h, involved motor lorry GAD 2985, owned by NABI Construction Incorporated and being driven by a 42-year-old mechanic. The lorry driver alleges that he had exited the NABI Construction compound on the northern side of Success Public Road, and as he was turning east on the southern driving lane, the lorry encountered a mechanical problem and ‘cut off’. As a result, he put on the hazard light, exited the vehicle, and went to get some assistance.
However, he noted, as he stood at the rear of the lorry, he observed motorcycle CK 6014 and another motorcycle driving at a fast rate of speed, with neither driver wearing a safety helmet. He said that Marshall rode his bike straight into the rear portion of the lorry. As a result of the collision, Marshall sustained injuries to his head and body.
Marshall was picked up in an unconscious condition by Police ranks, and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police confirmed that the driver of the lorry has been taken into custody, and is assisting with the investigation.