The pedestrian who was killed by two drunken drivers along the Ruby Public Road, East Bank Essequibo was identified as 44-year-old Shurman Daniels of Kamwatta, North West District (NWD). The man’s body was positively identified by his sister.It was reported that the now dead man was walking in the centre of the road when he was struck down by motor cars PRR 459 and PWW 6353. Both drivers were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.It was reported that motor car PRR 459 was proceeding west along the roadway when it struck down the pedestrian. In addition, another car, PWW 6353, which was also proceeding in the same direction, hit Daniels.Public-spirited residents reportedly picked up the pedestrian and rushed him to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Both drivers were taken into custody and were found to be above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.The Police on Sunday confirmed that the drivers remained in custody and were expected to be charged soon.
Tyler Hansbrough will probably play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament despite breaking his nose during the blood-filled final seconds of No. 8 North Carolina’s victory over 14th-ranked Duke on Sunday. Hansbrough suffered what coach Roy Williams said Monday was a small nondisplaced fracture when Duke’s Gerald Henderson flagrantly fouled him with 14.5 seconds left in the Tar Heels’ 86-72 win. “I gave some bad information because I had a bad source … the source was Tyler,” Williams said. “It’s not completely broken. … His nose did not have to be set, straightened out or anything like that.” Va. Commonwealth 65, George Mason 59: Eric Maynor scored nine straight points to erase a five-point deficit in the final 2 minutes and the Rams (27-6) stunned the Patriots (18-15) to win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship in Richmond, Va., claiming their first automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament since they also won in 2004. Gonzaga 77, Santa Clara 68: Derek Raivio scored 28 points and the Zags (23-10) defeated the Broncos (21-10) to win the West Coast Conference title game in Portland, Ore. Niagara 83, Siena 79: Tyrone Lewis scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Purple Eagles (22-11) to a victory over the Saints (20-12) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament championship game in Bridgeport, Conn. WOMEN Williams said Hansbrough was being fitted with a custom-made protective mask and should be ready for North Carolina’s first tournament game Friday. The fracture was discovered after an X-ray Monday morning, Williams said during the ACC’s weekly coaches’ teleconference. Shortly after the game Williams said Hansbrough’s nose was not broken. No. 2 Connecticut 76, No. 23 Louisville 50: Kalana Greene scored 20 points and the Huskies (29-2) beat the Cardinals (26-7) to advance to the Big East tournament final against Rutgers tonight in Hartford, Conn. No. 6 Stanford 62, No. 8 Arizona St. 55: Candice Wiggins scored 20 points and the Cardinal (28-4) staved off a late rally to beat the Sun Devils (28-4) in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament at San Jose, giving the Cardinal an automatic NCAA bid. No. 12 Purdue 64, No. 5 Ohio St. 52: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boilermakers (28-5) upset the Buckeyes (28-3) to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis and a bid in the NCAA Tournament. No. 16 Middle Tennessee 76, Denver 50: Chrissy Givens scored 28 points to lead the Blue Raiders (28-3) to a victory in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Lafayette, La. No. 19 Rutgers 63, No. 21 Marquette 55: Matee Ajavon scored 20 points, Kia Vaughn had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Scarlet Knights (21-8) came from behind to reach their fifth Big East Conference title game. Xavier 65, Saint Joseph’s 59: Joei Clyburn had 19 points and 13 rebounds in Cincinnati, leading the host Musketeers (26-7) to their first Atlantic 10 tournament championship in sixyears. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!