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Police Investigate Fatal Accident Involving Joint Services Officer

Police are currently investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 10:20 last night on the De Willem Public Road, WCD. A 28 year old unnamed Joint Services officer was driving motor car PWW5680 when he struck and killed 35 years Roopchand Ramkellowan, of Tuschen Housing Scheme, EBE.

Reports indicate that the victim was crossing the road from south to north when he was struck by the motor car which was proceeding east along the northern carriageway.

The pedestrian was rushed to the Leonara Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival. An unlicensed pistol with four live rounds was found on his person.

Meanwhile, the driver is in custody assisting with the investigation; a breathalyzer test revealed that his breath alcohol level was above the legal limit.

The body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.

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