Thirty-nine-year-old Somattie Persaud, a fish vendor, was killed Saturday afternoon killed after she was struck down by car on the Zeeburg Public Road on the West Coast of Demerara.
The driver, a 44-year-old contractor attached to the Guyana Defence Force. It is reported that he crashed into Persaud from behind. The woman was riding a bicycle heading home.
The driver was taken to the police station where he told police that he fell asleep at the wheel. He remains in police custody assisting with the investigation.