According to a report by the Ghana Police, Ebony’s fatal accident was caused by a heap of sand on the road which was being used for the road maintenance.
The Police narration continued that Chartey Oko Pinehad who driving Ebony and her friends in a Jeep registered AS497-16, spotted the heap of sand on his lane and in trying to avoid driving into it, he swerved it into the opposite lane.
This has then caused the car to graze the near side portion of the VIP [Kia Grad Bird] Bus and plunged into the railings at the edge of the road.
The GT 3232-17 registered Bus was heading from Accra to Sunyani and accident occurred between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta.
All passengers in the Bus escaped unhurt apart from the mate sustaining injuries whilst all three in Ebony’s Jeep died leaving her driver who is receiving treatment at the hospital.
“On 08/02/2018, at about 23:45 hours, suspect driver Chartey Oko Pinehad, aged 29, was driving Jeep No. AS497-16 from Sunyani to Accra with three occupants on board, whilst suspect driver Mohammed Abubakar aged 48 years, was also driving KIA Grad Bird [VIP] bus with registration No. GT 3232-17 from Accra to Sunyani with a set of passengers on board.
On reaching a section of the road between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta, there was a heap of sand in the lane of the Jeep which was being used for the road maintenance, and the driver in trying to avoid running into the sand, swerved onto the opposite lane and grazed the nearside portion of the bus and plunged into the railings at the edge of the road, killing the three other occupants identified as Francisca Nkansah Kuri aged 27 years, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng [Ebony], and Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, aged 29 years.
The driver sustained injuries and was rushed to Bechem Government hospital for treatment. The occupants on board the bus escaped unhurt.
Bodies conveyed and deposited at Bechem government hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Accident vehicle impounded at the station. Suspect driver on inquiry bail”.
SEE THE POLICE STATEMENT BELOW AS PUBLISHED BY MYNEWSGH