Prison officer dies after crashing into ‘sand heap’

Dead: Patrick Perry

The Chief Prison Officer attached to the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) died on Monday evening after he reportedly crashed into a heap of sand at Melanie Public Road, East Coast Demerara.
Dead is 36-year-old Patrick Perry of Victoria Road Plaisance, ECD. According to Police, the fatal accident occurred at about 23:55h.
Investigations revealed that Perry was proceeding west along the southern side of Melanie Public Road at a fast rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, PAC 6465, when negotiating a left bend on the road. As a result, the vehicle collided with a heap of sand which was on the southern parapet, and toppled several times.
The driver was flung out of the vehicle and landed on the road’s surface, where he received injuries on his body. He was seen and examined by Emergency Medical Technicians at Melanie, where he was pronounced dead.
His body was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital’s mortuary, awaiting a post-mortem examination. Investigations are in progress. (G9)