Police have detained the owner of the car which was involved in the Good Friday night hit-and-run accident in Diamond Housing Scheme in which 27-year-old Ramona Harris was killed.
Kaieteur News understands that the 40-year-old man was taken into custody after turning up at the Brickdam Police Station yesterday, accompanied by an attorney. The vehicle was reportedly impounded.
But according to police sources, the man alleged that he was not at the wheel when the accident occurred.
Yesterday, the dead woman’s mother and another relative turned up at the Brickdam Police Station after learning that the owner had been arrested.
Ramona Harris, who has a one-year-old daughter, was walking along the main road in Diamond Housing Scheme around 22:00 hrs on Good Friday when she was struck from behind by a speeding car.
She was dragged about 70 feet from the point of impact.
The driver continued heading east along the same roadway before reportedly turning into Grove Housing Scheme.
Harris succumbed from multiple injuries some 20 minutes after arriving at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
Eyewitnesses described the car as a silver-grey vehicle, while police retrieved a shattered headlamp, with the licence number HB 6471, from the scene.
Tyre tracks at the scene indicated that the car swerved onto the parapet where Harris was walking.
Harris, who worked as a waitress at the Tower Hotel, on Main Street, had just bought a meal at a Chinese restaurant and was heading home along the main road when she was hit.
A hire car driver who witnessed the accident recalled seeing the car racing past him before it struck Harris.
The driver said that the silver-grey car continued east along the main road. He told Kaieteur News that he pursued the car, but gave up the chase after the vehicle turned into Grove Housing Scheme.
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