At least three people have died in a motor accident along the Ganta–Monrovia highway.
The three were returning from the funeral of a relative, the late Nancy Miller, who a few weeks ago, passed away from Carbon monoxide along with seven family members in Paynesville City.
The three met their death on April 3, 2021, when the van transporting them back to Monrovia from Zuluyee, Nimba County, somersaulted just a day after the burial of the late Nancy and five other victims of the carbon monoxide.
The misfortune brought another shock to people in the county, having occurred just following the burial of five of the eight carbon monoxide victims.
Although the victims are yet to be named, the police have however disclosed that Montserrado County District #6 Representative Samuel Enders took delivery of the victims’ belongings when visited the police on April 6, 2021, in Ganta City, Nimba County.
Representative Enders facilitated the burial of the late Nancy Miller and four other relatives, and also made vehicles available for sympathizers to accompany the bodies.
The late Nancy Miller, who graduated from the University of Liberia in early March this year, was found dead along with other relatives in her apartment the morning after a party held in her honor following the graduation ceremony.
The late Nancy Miller, Kou Miller (Mother), Favor Miller, Alice Wuo, and Kou Boyou Miller were buried on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Miller Farm in Zuluyee.
In the motor accident case, sources told the Daily Observer that among the deceased was Kou Boyou Miller’s father. The late Kou Boyou was said to have been temporarily staying at Nancy Miller’s residence in the SKD Sports Complex Community in Paynesville when they all met their demise from the reported carbon monoxide.
Information regarding the victims of the car accident remains unclear, but all of them are said to have no Nimba connection.
Efforts to get Rep. Enders could not materialize as his phone rang without answer, and he did not respond to text messages sent.
The Ganta-Monrovia highway is gaining notoriety for motor accidents, causing fear among travelers with many also blaming the police for not regulating the traffic well.
On March 13, 2021, a prominent son of Nimba was killed by a speeding vehicle marked AB2100. After a week, a taxi collided with a motorcycle around the Kpain junction killing the motorcyclist instantly.
In the March 13, 2021 incident, police held the driver, Stanley McCouley, liable for the accident and charged him with “Reckless” driving and “Civil liability” speeding, and was sent to court.