3 killed, 1 critical after drunken driver crashes into parked lorry

first_imgIn the wee hours of Sunday morning, a car in which four friends were travelling crashed into a parked lorry at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, killing three of those friends and leaving the fourth in a critical state.Dead: Reshi PashaThe dead men have been identified as 33- year-old Leroy Levans Jr of Nismes, WBD — a father of one, who had been preparing to go on vacation in the United States later this month; 25-year-old Devindra Hardyal, also called “Slice”, and 20-year-old Reshi Pasha, both of La Grange, WBD.The fourth occupant of the car, 22-year-old David Bourne of Goed Fortuin, WBD, has been admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), after initially being treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital for the injuries he sustained.Levans, driver of the ill-fated vehicle, and Hardyal were reportedly pronounced dead on the spot, while Pasha took his last breath a few hours later.Dead: Devindra HardyalPreliminary investigations revealed that the four men had been partying at Stanleytown, WBD prior to the accident. They then left the party to take Bourne home at Good Fortuin. Allegedly speeding at the time of the horrific accident, the vehicle became uncontrollable and collided with the parked lorry.This publication understands that Sunday’s accident was not the first such incident involving a parked vehicle in the village of La Grange.At the West Demerara Regional Hospital, Levans’s father, Pastor Leroy Levans, told Guyana Times that this loss of his son will have a great impact on him, since he is into cash crop farming. He explained that, sometime ago, his son had ventured off and established his own construction and maintenance business to support himself and 9-year-old daughter.Dead: Leroy Levans JuniorPastor Levans told this publication that Leroy Levans Jr leaves to mourn his daughter, mother, father and a sibling. “These things come as a test to your faith,” he declared.This newspaper also met briefly with relatives of the late Reshi Pasha, who related that they were still trying to come to grips with the loss of this young man. Guyana Times was told that he had been brought up by his aunt and uncle, who would advise him to spend more time at home. The aunt, Jaiwantie Pasha, said the late Reshi had two other siblings, and she related that her son and her now dead nephew had grown up like brothers.Meanwhile, relatives of the late Devindra Hardyal have said he had fathered a young daughter who is dependent on him.They were especially in a state of distress since Farook Bacchus, who perished by drowning while trying to save his daughter and grandson, had been a relative of theirs (see story on page ).Hardyal’s grandmother, Saviram Bacchus, related that she had taken care of him since he was three years old. She noted that her grandson had been planning to marry the mother of his daughter in December.Hardyal’s sister, “Marsha”, explained that she would often tell her brother to remain at home, but on that fateful night, his friend had collected him to go on a “lime”.She added that the four males who were involved in the accident would often hang out on the road together. “Me ain’t got no more body; it’s just me and he alone. My mother go away and leave us, and my father (committed suicide),” the grieving sister pointed out.It has been alleged that the four men had been drinking heavily at the party before leaving for the Goed Fortuin.One relative suggested that the men may have been heading to a popular night spot in Pouderoyen, WBD to continue the drinking spree. When this newspaper visited Bourne’s Goed Fortuin, WBD home, his relatives were not available to comment on the tragic incident. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more


first_imgDOUBLE killer John Gallagher is a menace to society and is beyond redemption, according to his brother.Donal Gallagher (49) spoke for the first time last night since his notorious brother turned himself in to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin last week in an apparent bid to be declared sane.Fighting back tears as he spoke to TV3’s ‘Midweek’ show last night, the married father of four, from Strabane, Co Tyrone, said his brother was “mad and bad” and would never change. “John wants to be free,” he said. “John wants out. John never showed (any) remorse. You can’t change the spots on a leopard,” he warned.“John was mad. John was bad, bad you know. John has blanked it out. He hasn’t had to live with it. John can just seem to just switch off.”Donal Gallagher said his family has been through hell since his brother was found guilty but insane of the 1988 fatal shooting of his former girlfriend Anne Gillespie (18) and her mother Annie Gillespie (52) in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital when they were visiting a relative.  JOHN GALLAGHER IS MAD AND BAD – BROTHER was last modified: May 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donal GallagherJohn Gallagherlast_img read more