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UPDATE: Dexter Cottoy & Calbert Browne identified as VG crash fatalities

From left: The two men who perished in a horrific accident on Virgin Gorda last night, November 28, 2016, Guyanese Dexter Cottoy aka Deckie and Calbert Browne aka Buju. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information is still sketchy as to how the vehicle the two men were in ended up off the road. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information is still sketchy as to how the vehicle the two men were in ended up off the road. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged vehicle in which two men perished last night, November 28, 2016 after it ran off the road near Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged vehicle in which two men perished last night, November 28, 2016 after it ran off the road near Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Team of Reporters
The fatal accident allegedly occurred in the vicinity of Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO/File
The fatal accident allegedly occurred in the vicinity of Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO/File
SAVANNAH BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Islands News Online can confirm, following the next of kin being informed, that the two men who perished in a horrific accident on Virgin Gorda last night, November 28, 2016 are Guyanese Dexter Cottoy aka Deckie and Calbert Browne aka Buju.

The men were reportedly employees of Yates and Associates.

Information is still sketchy as to how the accident occurred, but according to reports, the vehicle the men were in ran off the road near Savannah Bay.

The tragedy has sent shockwaves across the sister island, since both men were well known.

Police have since confirmed the incident via a press release.

"Initial inquiries indicate that the two men were travelling from the Valley to North Sound when the accident occurred. The vehicle was found approximately 150 feet down hill from the cliff which overlooks the Savannah Bay Beach. The bodies of the two were found inside the vehicle," police stated.

Virgin Gorda Police Officers along with Fire and Rescue Services, medical personnel from the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic, Rasta Trucking, L&S Garage, employees of Yates and Associates and officers of the BVI Ports Authority were all in attendance and assisted at the scene following the accident.

Investigations are ongoing.

See previous article published November 29, 2016

2 die in late night accident on VG

Two men are now dead after their vehicle ran off the road near Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda late last night, November 28, 2016.

The men, reportedly employees of Yates and Associates, are said to be a Guyanese and a Vincentian.

Virgin Islands News Online has the names of the deceased but has withheld until next of kin is informed.

It is not clear at this time how the vehicle the men were in ended off the road.

More details to follow.

36 Responses to “UPDATE: Dexter Cottoy & Calbert Browne identified as VG crash fatalities”

  • So sad (29/11/2016, 08:31) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    May your souls rest in eternal peace.
    May the lord be with you families.
  • NICK (29/11/2016, 08:54) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very very sad indeed. Condolences to the families of both men
  • Fam (29/11/2016, 08:55) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    how sad they would not see xmas
    • Peaches (29/11/2016, 14:39) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
      Should Christmas be the main concern here? I think not. I pray their hearts were right with God, that's what's important.
      • Trini (30/11/2016, 01:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        It is not the main focus ..however Xmas is a time for family and around that time you miss your deceased ones the most ..we all have to go one day but if it happens close to Xmas it's more painful than ever ...
      • Condolences going out (30/11/2016, 09:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Peaches, don't be so harsh. It is a time when some celebrate family and are being reflective for the year and thankful, I doubt that 'Fam' was concerned about the said 'Christmas Day' soley.
  • What is tis... (29/11/2016, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    VI a run red papa!
  • unreal (29/11/2016, 09:10) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I cant believe this news.... So sad and especially at this time of year. Rest in peace Buju and Dexter.... oh man.......
  • Laura (29/11/2016, 09:55) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    You need to know the laws of land and be aware that those hills and speed do not play. Sad and tragic at this time of year, but may it be a warning to others also.
  • Binocs (29/11/2016, 09:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Condolences to their families.
  • Xxx (29/11/2016, 10:01) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Names please
  • Inez (29/11/2016, 10:07) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is a very sad situation. 2 lives are gone. There is no certain time to die whether or not it is around holiday time.
  • Taxi driver (29/11/2016, 11:27) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    The poorly maintain guard rails me share some responsibility. It was hit
    recently and was never repair.

    Very sad day in Virgin Gorda condolences to both family.
    • Hmm (29/11/2016, 13:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same thing I said. That exact location with the damaged guardrail is where they went over.
  • ccc (29/11/2016, 11:38) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    No gaud rails the ndp bad polices
    • ddd (29/11/2016, 13:19) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      The plural of police is police.....the plural of policY is policIes.....hooked on phonics works for all ages.
      • Dummy (29/11/2016, 16:33) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
        Totally uncalled for; not everyone is fortunate to have had hooked on phonics or the same level of education that you may have had. You got the point he was trying to make, no need to be condescending. Also, did you not realized that guard 'guad' was spelt wrong?
  • Neighbor (29/11/2016, 11:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh what a day in VG! This one is so tough, you both will be dearly missed. Rest easy Decky & Buju
  • Vg man (29/11/2016, 11:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    may their souls rest in peace
  • wize up (29/11/2016, 11:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Any relation to the cottoy family on tortola
  • SB (29/11/2016, 12:13) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    GOT DAMN! You see that car?
  • fyah ras (29/11/2016, 12:32) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    I spoke about these rails the last time Rocky went over the mountain and nothing has been done. I also said that it will take a life to let them see the impotence of the rails. Sorry it took these men lives to wake people up. I knew these brethrens and I know VG is shook up from this vibes. Rest In Peace brethrens. Not even this is going to wake up the Government. Seems like it's going to take a bus load of tourists to send a strong message cause we the local don't matter!
    • thank you (29/11/2016, 14:38) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      @fyah ras, you are so correct. That is a dangerous patch of road. When I drive in that area, I be shaking scared. Maybe they need to put up a concret wall.
  • resident (29/11/2016, 12:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Peace. Be. Still
  • Pointer (29/11/2016, 13:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes it is a sad day for Virgin Gorda. Look at the condition of the car. My heartfelt condolences to their family and friends. Feel so sad inside. I truly hope that they did not suffer. RIP guys, RIP. truly sad.
  • Bull Dawg (29/11/2016, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with you pupa, it will have to take a bus load of tourist to go over that cliff in order for the NDP to do something about that hazardous area. Its just a shame to see how we are treated just like stray dogs.
  • chad (29/11/2016, 15:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The car NEVER touched the rails
  • Leap years (29/11/2016, 16:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sadly I don't know why. But leap years often tend to have the most deaths and murders than any other here in the BVI.

    There's still a month left my people be very careful in what you do. Life to short and precious. Value every moment you have on this earth.


    Condolence to the family of them both.
  • just stop (29/11/2016, 16:33) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Condolences to the families and friends of the two men. You people have to stop.....why you all blaming the NDP government? Investigations are ongoing.....take a look at the car and ask questions. Did speed playa role? Did alcohol play a role? was another vehicle approaching? please people let the men RIP and stop blaming NDP, let the investigation be completed.......
  • lover boy (29/11/2016, 17:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe thats ome thing. Li ve in that corner
  • CharleyRose (30/11/2016, 07:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a time of tragedy and a time of mourning. Let us stop playing politics. These men came here to work and build the BVI. They have left their families and friends at home and are doing their best to work in the construction industry. Let us for the love of the men who died and in the name of JESUS blog something good. My sympathy goes out to the families and may their souls Rest In Peace.
  • shark (30/11/2016, 14:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They can go into the computer of that car and see how fast that car was travelling before it crashed.it can be done


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