Devon Atkinson called “Wild Buck” A FATHER of four was killed in the wee hours of Friday morning when his motorbike CD7536 crashed head-on into a motor lorry on the Pearl Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
Dead is Devon Atkinson, 33, a mechanic by profession commonly called “Wild Buck”. He used to reside at Lot 31 Railway Line Kitty, Georgetown.
Police said the lorry with trailer and the motorbike were both proceeding north along the western carriageway when the lorry turned east into a lumberyard but Atkinson allegedly failed to stop.
Atkinson, who had a pillion rider, collided with the front of the lorry.
Police said Atkinson was taken to Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The pillion rider was treated and discharged.
Police said the 36-year-old driver of the lorry was found to be way above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.
The driver, who resides at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway is in custody, assisting with the investigation.
Atkinson’s reputed wife, Lisa Kellman, said she last spoke to her husband hours before the accident, since he had left to visit a relative’s house at Timehri, EBD. The accident occurred while Atkinson was returning home.
On July 17 this year, Atkinson was charged with possession of a high-powered rifle at Soesdyke/Linden Highway, when he was not a licensed firearm holder.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to reports, on the day in question, he was at an event at a creek outside of the Splashmin’s Resort when he was observed by a police officer pulling out the weapon from his backpack.
Police alleged that he discharged several rounds in the air.
Atkinson has been remanded to prison for the illegal possession of the Bushmaster Carbon AR 15 Pistol.