Heap of sand caused Ebony’s accident – Police

Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng and two others killed in the terrible accident on Thursday perished while the driver attempted to swerve a heap of sand that had been...

Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng [Ebony Reigns] and two others killed in the terrible accident on Thursday perished while the driver attempted to swerve a heap of sand that had been placed on his side of the road, Police report has said.

The controversial songstress Ebony Reigns died in a motor crash at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo region.

she was reportedly returning from Sunyani to Accra after a visit to her mother who had returned to Ghana from Abroad, when she was involved in a ghastly car accident Friday dawn, family sources say.

She was rushed to the Bechem Government Hospital but passed on.

Reports say, Ebony was returning to Accra to make preparations for a trip to abroad for the “Ghana Meets Naija” Sweden edition.

Ebony, known in private life as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, was born on February 16, 1997. She was a very popular Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist widely known for her hit songs “Poison” and “Kupe”, she was discovered by Bullet, a member of Ruff n Smooth fame.

Below are details of the statement by the Police

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 enquiry bail.

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