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Pedestrian dies after hit by vehicle on St Croix

A 50-year-old man succumbed to wounds he sustained when a vehicle struck him in Williams Delight on Wednesday evening, December 23, 2015 VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Saturday December 26, 2015. Photo: VI Consortium
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WILLIAMS DELIGHT, St Croix, USVI — A 50-year-old man succumbed to wounds he sustained when a vehicle struck him in Williams Delight on Wednesday evening, December 23, 2015 VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced on Saturday December 26, 2015.

According to Ms Freeman, citing a preliminary report, on Wednesday at about 6:52 pm, the 911 emergency call centre notified officers of an auto incident involving a pedestrian located on the Melvin H. Evans Highway in the vicinity of Williams Delight.

According to the release, the victim was struck by a vehicle heading west and sustained multiple injuries, including a contusion to the left knee and contusion to the left side of his head.

At approximately 9:55 pm, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the Juan Luis Hospital and was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Juan Matias of Williams Delight.

The incident is still pending further investigation, and VIPD is asking anyone with information relative  to the matter to call 911, or the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org.

5 Responses to “Pedestrian dies after hit by vehicle on St Croix”

  • vex (27/12/2015, 13:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no very sad
  • egghead (28/12/2015, 07:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor people cannot even walk on the street now ah days
  • O m o (28/12/2015, 15:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    O m g
  • OMG (28/12/2015, 15:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People people people
  • justice (07/01/2016, 21:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    The officer investigating this named Looby claims that the driver never left the scene, when in reality the driver did flee but was caught minutes later. The driver was drunk. The next day the driver paid a fine and was freed. This world has gone to sh*t.



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