Defence force soldier killed in traffic accident

From Loshaun Dixon

A St. Kitts traffic accident Friday afternoon has killed a defence force soldier and left another man nursing wounds at the JNF Hospital.

According to reports, the accident occurred along the Island Main Road in the vicinity of Brimstone Hill and involved motor car P9122, owned and driven by Kyle Woodley of Newton Ground.

It is understood that the driver of P9122 was heading toward Sandy Point when he attempted to overtake another vehicle. While doing soe, he apparently lost control of the car and collided with a pole. The vehicle spun in the air and landed on private property next to the Island Main Road. The passenger, Kechel Pemberton of Sandy Point, was sitting in the front seat and was thrown from the vehicle.

Emergency medical services rendered assistance and both individuals were transported to the JNF Hospital. There, Pemberton was pronounced dead and Woodley was admitted for observation after suffering minor injuries.

According to police, an autopsy will be performed on the body of Kechel Pemberton to determine the exact cause of death. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.