Driver pleads not guilty to causing deaths in East Bank accident

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The 23-year-old minibus driver, who caused the deaths of two people in a horrific accident last Sunday, has not taken official responsibility for his deadly actions.

Kevon Moore of Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD) pleaded not guilty to the charges of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, unlicensed driver, breach of insurance, driving under the influence (DUI), and fail to render assistance when he appeared in the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon, according to a police news release.

The accident, which occurred around 10 p.m. on the Diamond Public Road, eastern carriageway, EBD, resulted in the deaths of Anthony Persaud and Aaliyah Edwards, the release stated.

According to media reports, the driver was alleged drinking, racing with other vehicles, while driving at a fast rate of speed.

He lost control of the bus which overturned. Some of the passengers were ejected from the bus during the crash.

A survivor told HGP Nightly News that Moore was allegedly asked to slow down before the accident, but he did not.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Judy Latchman granted Moore bail in the sum of $1.8 million dollars.

However, he was subsequently remanded and will make his next appearance on August 9, 2021.

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