Fatal traffic accident on Old Bay Road being investigated

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Police are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred along the Old Road Bay Road over the weekend.

Three vehicles were involved in an accident that occurred close to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.

The three vehicles were: motor car P1379, owned and driven by Police Constable Antonio Freeman of Verchilds; motor pickup PA6999 owned by Keithroy Dyer and driven by Ahmalie Dyer of Half Way Tree; and motor jeep PA4122 owned and being driven by Robert Marsham of Godwin Ghaut.

Preliminary investigations revealed Freeman was travelling from Verchilds to Basseterre, Marsham was travelling from Godwin Ghaut to Basseterre and Dyer was travelling from Basseterre to Half Way Tree.

Freeman was travelling behind a motor omnibus which overtook Marsham. Freeman also overtook Marsham and while doing so, collided with Dyer. Dyer was coming from the opposite direction.

Both PA1379 and PA6999 were extensively damaged. Motor jeep PA4122 also received damages. Explanations, measurements and damages were recorded by the Police.

Freeman was trapped inside his vehicle and was removed with the assistance of Fire and Rescue Services Officers who used the Jaws of Life to cut him out. Freeman was assisted by Emergency Medical Service personnel and transported to the JNF Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Three other persons were taken to the hospital. Two children were treated and discharged for minor injuries and an adult remains in stable condition at the hospital.

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