Ebony’s driver will be sent to Court soon for careless driving – Police

The police has revealed that driver of the jeep vehicle carrying Ebony and two others who died after the ghastly accident may be charged with careless and inconsiderate driving.

The driver, Pinehad Oko Chartey, 29, was the only surviving occupant of the Jeep that had dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng known in showbiz as Ebony, her 27-year-old friend, Francisca Nkansah Kuure, and 29-year-old Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu Francis aboard.

Information from police wireless message which has been intercepted by the media has pointed to careless and inconsiderate driving as the cause of the accident.

The wireless message also stated that the suspect driver, Pinehad Chartey, is on police enquiry bail while investigations continue.

It narrated that Pinehad was driving the Jeep with registration number AS 497-16 from Sunyani to Accra with the three others on board, while suspect driver, Mohammed Abubakar, aged 48, was also driving a KIA Grand Bird (VIP) with registration number GT 3232-17 from Accra to Sunyani with a set of passengers on board.

It said upon 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 road maintenance, and the driver in his bid to avoid running into the sand, swerved onto the opposite lane and grazed the near side portion of the bus, plunging into the railings on the edge of the road.

While the three other occupants of the Jeep could not survive, all passengers aboard the VIP bus escaped unhurt.

Bodies of the deceased persons have since been deposited at the Bechem Government Hospital for preservation.

The death of the three, most notably the music icon- Ebony- has reignited the debate on poor road infrastructure across the country, and why successive governments have failed in their numerous promises to either tar or rehabilitate them.

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