A Campbellvile man who was behind the wheels of the motor car that slammed into former boxing champion Andrew Sixheads Lewis and killed him, has been charged for causing the boxer’s death by dangerous driving.
The 33-year-old man, Mannex Powers appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to the causing death by dangerous driving charge. He was granted $250,000 bail by the presiding magistrate.
Lewis was riding a bicycle at Hope along the East Bank of Demerara on Monday when he was hit down by the car being driven by powers. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. He had multiple injuries to his head and upper body.
The Attorney for the driver described the incident as very unfortunate and explained to the court that the driver and Lewis were both heading in the same direction when Lewis made a sudden turn into the path of the car.
The death of the boxer sent shockwaves through the boxing community and the entire country. He is being remembered as Guyana first world boxing champion.