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Two Dead In Hit And Run Accident

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

TWO people are dead and two others are fighting for their lives in hospital after a hit-and-run accident late Sunday night.

It happened around 11:40 pm on East Street, south of Gibbs corner.

According to reports, when police arrived on the scene they found the four – two women and two men — passengers of a 2004, navy blue Mitsubishi Lancer, seriously injured.

It appeared the car had been in a collision, however the driver of the other vehicle left the scene.

The male driver and a female front seat passenger were taken by ambulance to the Princess Margaret Hospital where they are listed in critical condition.

The rear seat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have no yet released the identity of the victims however, police sources say they are 23-year-old Linda Gedus and 21-year-old Jeff Atulus.

Two people are in police custody assisting them with their investigations.

Anyone with information on this traffic fatality are asked to contact police at 911 or 919, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS or the Traffic Police Station at 393-7204.

Meanwhile, police in Abaco are still trying to determine the cause of an accident that left a 32-year-old man dead.

The accident occurred around 12:30 Sunday morning in Abaco.

According to police reports, an officer was on routine patrol when he saw a two-door green Honda Accord overturned in the bush on the northern side of Forest Drive, about three feet from the road.

When he approached the vehicle, he saw three people on the ground with a man trapped under the car.

Emergency Services personnel arrived on the scene a short time later and pronounced the man dead.

The three passengers were taken by ambulance to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where their injuries are listed as non life threatening.

The victim, who was also the driver of the car, was identified as Techelet Joseph of the Mud, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Superintendent Noel Curry, who heads the Abaco district said police believe speed was a factor in this accident.

He is asking members of the public to exercise caution while using the streets and to adhere to the rules.

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