A 74-year-old German tourist died on the spot when the Recreational Vehicle (RV) he was driving toppled on the Lethem Road. The accident occurred just after 1 pm on Sunday according to reports out of the Region 9 area. The man has been identified as Holmutt Federick Ottmann.
His 73-year-old wife, Ingrid Margaret Ottmann was badly injured and rushed to the Lethem Hospital.
Head of the Guyana Tourism Authority Indranauth Haralsingh, confirmed the accident and the death to News Source on Sunday evening. He stated that from appearances, the couple had just crossed over from Brazil and was heading to Georgetown when the accident occurred.
Information from the Lethem area “was very sketchy” about the accident, he said.