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Man Killed By Gas Truck

Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who died following an accident that occurred on Saturday.

According to police reports, shortly after 3 p.m., a man was walking on Cowpen Road near Summerset Estates, when a rolling propane gas truck that was delivering gas to a home struck him.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

This latest incident follows four people who were killed in traffic accidents over the past three weeks.

Three of the victims died in Grand Bahama last Monday during an accident shortly after 1p.m. on East Sunrise Highway and Gedney Drive involving a 2006 GMC Sierra and a silver coloured Nissan Tilda.

The occupants in the Nissan were all injured. One female passenger, 76, died at the scene while all other passengers were taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where two other persons later died from their injuries.

The lone male driver of the 2006 GMC Sierra received minor injuries and was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle.

Meanwhile, Lashanda Percentie, the niece of former National Security Minister Cynthia “Mother” Pratt who was killed in an accident as well.

Mrs. Percentie, 36, was driving in her vehicle on Carmichael Road on July 31 when she lost control of her car and crashed into a concrete wall, according to police reports.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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