Police Inspector dies as a result of an accident

Inspector Ian Welch, has died as a result of an accident at Rattle Snake Hill, Trail Road ,Central Rupununi at about 17:15hrs yesterday.

According to police, the other occupants of the vehicle, Constable Lyzandel Northe, Corporal Fitzgerald Adolphus, Special Constable Ryan Doris and Rural Constable Chavez Francis all received minor injuries as a result of the accident, they were treated and are being kept for observation at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

An investigation has revealed that the ranks were on patrol duty when the vehicle, which was proceeding along the trail, experienced a ‘blow out ‘ of its right rear wheel, as a result, the driver reportedly lost control and the vehicle toppled twice before it came to a halt.

Inspector Welch who was seated in the front of the vehicle sustained severe injuries. The body is presently at hospital‘s mortuary and a post-Mortem is expected to be done today.

Investigations are continuing progress.


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