Teen dies after crashing into utility pole

…“she was a jovial, very religious person” – grieving father

A 19-year-old who was reportedly speeding along the East Coast Demerara (ECD) roadway died after she lost control of her car and slammed into a utility pole and signboard.

Dead: Chandramala Singh

Dead is Chandramala Singh of Lot 13 Novar, Mahaicony, ECD.
Reports are that on Tuesday evening about 20:15h, the teen was driving motor car PVV 3507, which was proceeding at a fast pace along the northern side of Content Public Road.
Police on Wednesday said that as the teen was negotiating a left turn, she suddenly lost control of the vehicle and ended up on the parapet on the southern side of the road, colliding with a signboard and then a utility pole.
Following the accident, Singh was taken out of the vehicle by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the Mahaicony Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her body is presently at Anthony’s Funeral Home, Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday, the teen’s father, Latchman Singh, said that the family was in shock and disbelief over her death.

The scene of the accident

“She was a jovial, very, very religious person,” the grieving father said, adding that his daughter was returning home from GuyOil Head Office on Camp Street, Georgetown where she had been employed for over a year.