September 26, 2023



Pregnant Linden woman, husband die in East Bank Smash up

Deceased- Onica and her husband Lloyd Valcin

A heavily pregnant Linden woman identified as 31-year-old Onica Valcin and her husband, 41-year-old Lloyd Valcin died on Thursday afternoon following a motor vehicle accident around 14:45 hrs on the Caledonia Public Road, East Bank Demerara.

According to the police the accident involved Motor lorry (canter) # GWW 4922 owned and driven by Carl Craig age 50 years of lot 150 Public Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, and motorcar # PXX 8815 owned and driven by Lloyd Valcin. In addition to his wife, another Lindener, 20-year-old Shaquel Williams of Blue Berry Hill Squatting Area Linden, was also an occupant of the car.

Enquires disclosed that motor lorry # GWW 4922 was proceeding north along the western side of Caledonia Public Road, East Bank Demerara, whilst motor car # PXX 8815 was proceeding south along the eastern side of the said road.

As both vehicles were approaching a landfill site, situated on the western side off the road, an unknown motor lorry which was transporting sand was reversing from east to west on the road into the land filling site causing the driver of motor lorry # GWW 4922 to pull in a north easterly direction to pass the reversing lorry.

In so doing he ended up in the path of motorcar # PXX 8815 and collided head on.

As a result of the collision the driver of the motorcar, his wife Onica Valcin who was on the left front seat and Shaquel Williams who was sitting on the rear seat, received injuries to their head and about their bodies.

They were all taken out of the car in an unconscious condition by the police and public-spirited citizens and escorted to the Diamond Diagnostic Diagnostic Centre.

On arrival there the driver Lloyd Valcin and his wife Onica Valcin were seen and examined by a doctor on duty and died while receiving treatment while Shaquel Williams was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was further seen and examined by a doctor on duty, and admitted a patient suffering from body trauma.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the motor lorry which revealed 0 % alcohol.

The driver is in custody as further investigations are in progress.

Onica, who was a teacher of the Wisburg Secondary School, was pregnant with her second child. The newly married couple leaves to mourn a three-year-old daughter and other relatives. The news of the incident sent shock waves through the mining town of Linden, as the couple was well known.