Guyanese pas­tor, US mis­sion­ary die in Suri­name ac­ci­dent

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A Guyanese pas­tor and a vis­it­ing Amer­i­can mis­sion­ary are now dead af­ter they were in­volved in a ve­hic­u­lar ac­ci­dent in Suri­name yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

At the time of the ac­ci­dent, Pa­trick Tulsie, 73, of Cor­nelia Ida, West Coast De­mer­ara, was driv­ing his ve­hi­cle, a Toy­ota Raum, with the vis­it­ing mis­sion­ary, Tim Man­ning, as his pas­sen­ger. They were re­port­edly on their way to a lo­ca­tion on Keiz­er­straat, Para­maribo.

Not many de­tails about the ac­ci­dent were avail­able up to press time but Stabroek News was told that Tulsie’s ve­hi­cle col­lided head on with a truck. As a re­sult of the im­pact, Tulsie and Man­ning were pitched out of the car. They both

re­port­edly died on the spot. A util­ity pole and me­tres of elec­tri­cal and tele­phone wires were also dam­aged.

Mem­bers of Tulsie’s fam­ily con­firmed his death last night but ex­plained that they were not in a po­si­tion to give any de­tails since they were un­sure of what had tran­spired them­selves. How­ever, they noted that the man would fre­quent Suri­name to min­is­ter at a church.

Re­ports from the neigh­bour­ing coun­try sug­gest that the Suri­namese truck driver did not suf­fer any se­ri­ous in­juries.

Con­do­lences were ex­tended to Tulsie’s fam­ily on Face­book, where he was re­mem­bered as a model ci­ti­zen and a “very friendly” man who “wouldn’t pass you any­where straight.”

Pa­trick Tulsie

Pa­trick Tulsie’s man­gled car af­ter the ac­ci­dent

Pa­trick Tulsie

The truck that col­lided with Pa­trick Tulsie’s car in Suri­name

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