A toddler was crushed to death after a truck selling cooking gas and kerosene rolled over his head in front of his home on the East Bank Essequibo, the Guyana Chronicle has reported.
According to the publication, the incident occurred on Saturday.
The newspaper identified the deceased as is 15-month-old Terrence Antonio Wilson.
He was pronounced dead at the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was rushed after the accident.
The driver, a 27-year-old North Zeelugt Housing Scheme resident, is in custody assisting with the investigation, it was reported.
Police were quoted as saying that the truck was stopped by the child’s grandfather who sought to make a purchase.
During the transaction, the child reportedly ventured out of the yard and went under the vehicle, unknown to anyone.
His skull was subsequently crushed by one of the rear wheels of the truck after the vehicle drove off.
Wilson is the third child to have died recently.
The first reported incident occurred on December 11, when an 11- month-old baby drowned at Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and the second occurred the same day when a five-month-old baby boy was electrocuted after he placed a live electrical cord in his mouth.