The Ghana Police Service has given an account of the events that led to the fatal motor accident involving young Ghanaian reggae/dancehall musician Ebony.
According to the Police report, the accident occured at about 11.45pm [local time] on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
The Police also confirmed the death of three(3) passengers on board of the black Jeep car with registration number AS 497-16. Among them were Priscilla Owusu-Kwarteng (Ebony), aged 20, Francisca Nkansah Kuri, aged 27 and Lance Corporal Framcis Atsu Vondee, aged 29.
Read the full police report on the death of Ebony, Francisca Nkansah Kuri, and Lance Corporal Framcis Atsu Vondee below:
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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