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UPDATE: JvD accident victim identified as Samuel D. Ramtool aka ‘Ram’

Mr Samuel D. Ramtool aka ‘Ram’ died in a vehicular accident on the sister island of Jost van Dyke on February 7, 2018. Photo: Facebook
The scene of the fatal accident on Jost van Dyke today, February 7, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene of the fatal accident on Jost van Dyke today, February 7, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The 61-year-old Trinidad national who lost his life in a lone vehicle accident on the sister island of Jost van Dyke on February 7, 2018 has been identified as Samuel D. Ramtool aka ‘Ram’.

It is still unclear how the fatal accident occurred; however, a senior police source had previously told our newsroom that the focus of the investigation is on the vehicle and whether a mechanical failure had a part to play.

Mr Ramtool, a truck driver, was well known on Jost van Dyke and, according to residents there, was instrumental during the cleanup phase following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Meanwhile, a family member of Mr Ramtool told this news site that they are still awaiting a police report on the accident as well as the cause of death, since an autopsy has not yet been performed.

The family is also planning a viewing of the body here in the VI but will then take it back to Trinidad and Tobago.

Dates for both have not been set due to the body not yet released to the family.

See article published February 7, 2018

Truck driver killed in accident on JvD

A 61-year-old Trinidad national lost his life in a lone vehicle accident this afternoon, February 7, 2018 on the sister island of Jost van Dyke.

Details of the accident are sketchy at this time but this news site was told the incident occurred around 4:15 P.M.

It is being reported that the man was driving a truck downhill when it may have developed a mechanical problem and the driver jumped out of the moving vehicle.

It is unclear if the now deceased was run over by the vehicle; however, a senior police source has said the focus of investigation is on the vehicle and whether a mechanical failure has had a part to play.

Virgin Islands News Online has the name of the deceased but will not release it at this time.

“Police are confirming the death of a male following a lone-vehicle traffic collision on the island of Jost van Dyke this afternoon. The collision took place on the road that leads to the island's dumpsite. Cause of the accident is now being investigated. No further details can be given at this time,” The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release this afternoon.

20 Responses to “UPDATE: JvD accident victim identified as Samuel D. Ramtool aka ‘Ram’”

  • Binocs (07/02/2018, 20:15) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    oh gosh trini
  • Saddy (07/02/2018, 22:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor fellow lord
    • AERD (17/02/2018, 13:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't feel sorry for the dead...feel sorry for the living who playing with God!
  • ah mehn (07/02/2018, 22:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    the RAM!! I gon miss u mehn 4 life. truck boy
  • NezRez (07/02/2018, 22:53) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    This’s is so very sad. Sympathies to his family.
  • Sue (08/02/2018, 05:53) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolence to his wife son and grand kids
  • Trini (08/02/2018, 06:21) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    R.I.P my country man and condolences to his family and friends.
  • Bold (08/02/2018, 08:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Damm Trini boi..hard working man gone like that condolences to the family.. rest easy old boi..smh
  • JVD (08/02/2018, 09:44) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are so sad and sorry. He was such a hard worker in the recovery and clean up proccess here in JVD. To his family and loved ones please accept our heartfelt condolences from the people who are very appreciative of his work and from us who were his long time friends. He actually was one of the men that worked here years ago opening roads on this island. R.I.E.P Trini
    • Donramtool (02/03/2018, 19:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you for your kind words,we the family of ramtool aprishate it. It's heart wrenching my father died like this,but is only him and God knows.
      It's very difficult for me to process his death.
  • Vodoo (09/02/2018, 02:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    The better question is who did the boss purchase this truck from......... Is it a coincident
  • Andrew Cox Sr (15/02/2018, 12:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ramtool I will certainly miss you and to all of the family be of good courage
  • friend (15/02/2018, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Omg Trini mi friend am sooooo sorry to hear this. R.i.p my brother !! This I sooo sad...
  • Binocs (15/02/2018, 13:23) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tortola needs to get strict with business especially those that use heavy equipment and dump trucks. Those dump trucks are so old and in no condition for some jobs especially the hills and some owners dont care since them ain't the one driving them.
  • Old coworker (15/02/2018, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip rampuss rest easy
  • Elizabeth Mylan (16/02/2018, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family. Rest in eternal peace my dear fellow countryman. Always funny and happy.
  • talk is cheap (17/02/2018, 23:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I own 2 trucks,Some of you all just like to come on here and talk carp,eney thing could happen this man make them,,this man who dose drive them,,You think the trucks or truck dose drive it self?? Some of you all just like to run you all mouths like a river,,Some of you all don't own a power wheel some of you all just like gasoline want to be in every Bordy vehicles just like diesel want to be in every TRUCKS in the VI..
  • Sad.... (19/02/2018, 10:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's my friend grandfather.... Oh lord.......
  • Donramtool (19/03/2018, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To this day my father's body is still in Tortola, at the funeral home, it's 41days today, and my father's body isn't laid to can we find closure.
    God help us it's a very difficult time for our family..

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