A 62-year old woman of Georgetown is this country’s first road fatality for 2016.

Police say Marilyn Henry died on Saturday following an accident which occurred at Argyle at about 8:30am.

Henry was a passenger in motor vehicle, PV 193, a Daihatsu van, owned by Anthony Walker of Georgetown and driven by his mother, Lavern Walker, age 55, of the same address.

Preliminary reports claim that they were travelling from Georgetown to a church service at Arnos Vale when the vehicle went out of control and ran off the road at Argyle. Henry reportedly fell out of the vehicle and died on the spot.

Seven persons were travelling in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Oscar Browne, age 7, of Georgetown and Dennis John, age 58, were both hospitalized with head injuries; while Paulette Baptiste, age 49, of Orange Hill, Odette Letteen, age 60 of Langley Park, and Denisa Letteen age 14 also of Langley Park were treated and discharged. Lavern Walker escaped without injuries.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on Henry’s body to determine the cause of death.

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