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Hit-and-run claims life in Penal
Relatives of Anthony Marchan were expected to gather at his Penal home for a birthday bash yesterday. Instead they converged for a wake. Marchan, 59, was killed in a hit and run accident a short diastance from the steps of the Penal Police station. Marchan’s son, Michael, who had planned the bash to celebrate his 33rd birthday, said all he wanted was for the person who killed his father to surrender.
“Give up yourself ‘cause the police will come for you anyway. They have you on the cameras outside the station and the businesses around,” he said. Police have since detained two suspects for questioning. He said he cannot celebrate his birthday now. His younger brother, Andy, 31, lamented, “We were putting up tent and renting chairs for the party. We did not know it would be for wake instead.”
Police said around 4.30 am yesterday Marchan was crossing the SS Erin Road, Penal when a white Nissan AD wagon struck him. Andy said eyewitnesses told them Marchan was in the middle of the road when he was hit. “He pitch up in the air and dropped on the road just outside the police station. My neighbour was across the road and he see what happened.
“He said after the car hit my father it slow down and then drive off. The (driver) did not stop. He (the neighbour) run up the (station) stairs and call the police,” Andy said. Michael said the last time they saw their father alive was Saturday evening when he left home to go to a party to celebrate the birthday of his former boss at Katwaroo Trace.
Marchan’s eldest son, Roger, 34, said his father’s death came as a shock to them since mere days ago they marked the seventh death anniversary of their mother, Zaideen. Investigations are continuing.
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