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Police Searching For Two Hit-And-Run Drivers

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

GRAND Bahama Police are still searching for the hit-and-run drivers who killed pedestrians in two separate incidents on Pioneer’s Way, Freeport, last week.

Inspector Advardo Dames said yesterday no arrests have been made as yet. Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating the drivers.

The latest incident occurred around 9:30pm on Friday in the vicinity of Jasmine Gardens apartments. According to reports, a dark-coloured Nissan, licence plate number unknown, was travelling west on Pioneer’s Way when it hit a male pedestrian, who was walking south. The driver failed to stop.

The victim, Tavan Cox, suffered severe injuries and died in hospital on Saturday. His death is classified as the seventh traffic fatality in Grand Bahama this year.

Two days earlier around 7pm, 45-year-old Angelo Thurston was also struck down at the intersection of Pioneer’s Way and Columbus Drive.

According to reports, the accident involved a white Ford Escort, licence plate unknown, which failed to stop at the scene. Thurston sustained serious injuries and died on Wednesday at the hospital.

Insp Dames said people who are able to identify the drivers and vehicles involved in both fatal incidents are asked to call Police at 911, 919, 352-6625 or 352-6626.

Police are also appealing to the public to drive with care and attention and to adhere to the rules of the road during this Christmas season.

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