A 35-year-old man was crushed and killed around 18:30 hrs on Sunday, after reportedly jumping from a truck that had developed mechanical problems and was going downhill.
The incident occurred at Kumung Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven.
Police identified the victim as Phillip Arthur, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.
A release stated that Arthur was seated in the cabin of motor lorry GPP 8748, which was going uphill, when the vehicle developed mechanical problems.
The truck began to descend and Arthur allegedly jumped out of the vehicle. The front right wheel crushed him.
The body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.
The driver, a 42-year-old resident of Itaballi, Mazaruni, is in custody.
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