The vehicle ferrying the Executive Mansion Press Corps, which was part of the presidential motorcade, was on Sunday, February 10, 2019, involved in an accident near Gbarnga, Bong County, when another vehicle belonging to former Associate Justice, Wilkins Wright, intruded into the motorcade and collided with it, the Ministry of Information said in a press statement.
There were two fatalities including a lady identified as Victoria Wlue, a passenger riding in Justice Wright’s vehicle, and Gabriel Wilson, commonly called Executive Horn, an employee of the Ministry of State who is the traditional horn blower to the President.
Several others onboard the vehicles sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the Phebe Hospital in the county. No other vehicle was affected by the impact.
President George M. Weah conveys his sympathies to the families of the bereaved and empathizes with the injured. The President stresses that the government will ensure that those injured receive the best treatment possible.
Further investigation by the Police and the Executive Protective Service into the matter is ongoing. Meanwhile, the EPS has reiterated earlier warnings against the illegal intrusion into the Presidential motorcade as this poses serious danger to the safety of those onboard, including the President.