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The deceased, Kenron Sutherland.
The deceased, Kenron Sutherland.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its second death of a motorcyclist on the nation’s roads in less than a week.

Police say they have launched an investigation into the death of Georgetown resident Kenron Sutherland who died in hospital on Tuesday — Independence Day — hours after crashing into a minibus at Diamond.

Preliminary investigations show that Sutherland, 60, was travelling from Arnos Vale to Georgetown shortly after 4 p.m. when he met a truck that had stopped in the corner at Diamond gap, the route which heads to the landfill.

It is reported that the truck had stopped on the left hand side of the road, the same section of the road that Sutherland was travelling on.

Reports are that Sutherland passed the truck, lost control and crashed into minibus, HL 594, driven by Lester Jackson of Diamond, which had already stopped.

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Sutherland was rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he died at 7:35 p.m.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted on his body.

Sutherland’s death comes four days after motorcyclist Paul Liverpool died after crashing in Bequia.

Liverpool died on the spot when he crashed into a coconut tree in Friendship Bay, on his way to work on Friday.

SVG has recorded 20 road fatalities this year.