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UPDATE: St Clair W. Benjamin aka ‘Johnny’ ID as accident victim

Mr St Clair B. Benjamin aka 'Johnny' has been identified as the person who died following an accident on James Walter Francis Drive on Tortola last night, November 3, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A still shot of the scene of the fatal accident on the James Walter Francis Drive, Tortola last night, November 3, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A still shot of the scene of the fatal accident on the James Walter Francis Drive, Tortola last night, November 3, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A life has been lost in an accident that occurred on the James Walter Francis Drive on November 3, 2017. Photo: Internet Source/File
A life has been lost in an accident that occurred on the James Walter Francis Drive on November 3, 2017. Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The motorist who lost his life following an accident on James Walter Francis Drive, on the main island of Tortola last night, November 3, 2017, has been identified as St Clair W. Benjamin aka ‘Johnny’.

Mr Benjamin, originally from the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis, was a long-time resident of the Virgin Islands, having resided here for more than 30 years.

He reportedly worked as a heavy equipment operator.

The deceased was 58 years of age, having been born on September 27, 1959.

He is survived by his wife and five children.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the St Clair W. Benjamin aka ‘Johnny’.

See previous story published November 4, 2017

Man dead after losing control of vehicle

- accident occurred on the east bound carriageway of James Walter Francis Drive

Further information reaching this news site is that the driver who lost his life in an accident on James Walter Francis Drive, on the main island of Tortola last night, November 3, 2017, had lost control of his vehicle before slamming into a utility pole.

It is unclear what led to the driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, losing control of his automobile on that particular stretch of the road, the east bound carriageway; however, that stretch of road is usually wet with sewage and also has a few potholes.

The incident occurred just around 10:30 PM according to new information reaching this newsroom.

The vehicle ended up sideways between the two carriageways.

Reports state that the driver, who is a St Kitts national but resided in Port Purcell, was pronounced dead on arrival at Peebles Hospital.

See previous story published November 4, 2017

Fatal accident on James Walter Francis Drive

Information is sketchy but Virgin Islands News Online can confirm there has been a fatal accident on the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway on the main island of Tortola.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of Treasure Isle around 11:00 PM on November 3, 2017.

Circumstances surrounding the tragedy are unclear.

More details to follow.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: St Clair W. Benjamin aka ‘Johnny’ ID as accident victim”

  • island man (04/11/2017, 06:57) Like (7) Dislike (27) Reply
    Well well let's blame it on the heavy flow of Sewage water and holes in the road. I have tried to turn from the holes manytimes. Man and that smell is terrible;
    Is the water and Sewage department working? Any one knows where the office is located now? I need to pay my water bill.
    • @Island Man (04/11/2017, 19:25) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      What's next! Is there no limit to blaming.? Now according to your islandmannish outlandish mentality, Sewage took the wheel and control from the driver. This with due respect demonstratess a childish intellect with a load of raw sewage.
    • ?? (04/11/2017, 23:07) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Irevalent comment.
  • west (04/11/2017, 08:11) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Rip purcell man
  • sad (04/11/2017, 09:42) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Condolences to the entire Benjamin family especially to the wife Shirmel, son Jameal and also daughter Jamelia. May God strength be with you all through this sad time
  • Speed Racer (04/11/2017, 10:06) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    These roads aren't in top condition and yet there are people who won't take their time. I'm not saying that happened in this case, but speaking from experience. Pot holes in the road, debris on the side, sides of roads undermined and yet folks full speed off their side even though there's oncoming traffick. To those speeding drivers I say slow down, some of us value our lives.
  • Hmmm (04/11/2017, 10:29) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    Was he speeding home to beat the curfew?
    • Hmmm--- Really? (04/11/2017, 14:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      "Was he speeding home to beat the curfew?"

      He lives in Purcell? Come on Man!

      Deepest condolences.
    • @ Hmmmm (04/11/2017, 15:32) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      Maybe it was the pot holes in the roads
  • Tourists (04/11/2017, 11:12) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    ABD WE WANT TOURISTS TO COME HERE! WHY ARE WE PERPETRATING LIKE EVERYTHING IS OKAY? THE ROADS ARE HORRIBLE AND SCHOOL IS MONDAY! HAVE YOU SEEN THE HILL AND THE MAIN ROAD BY ALTHEA SCATLIFFE? CAPS USED INTENTIONALLY.
  • Verified W (04/11/2017, 15:29) Like (7) Dislike (26) Reply
    Isnt it kind of weird that all those cat idols hung all over the bvi survived Irma? Even crazier is that there is one hung right next to where this guy died! Biblical science is still prevelant and needs to be casted out! So do all of those that dwell in that realm!
    • Help (04/11/2017, 17:11) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
      Here we go again with the cat art.
    • Hmm (04/11/2017, 22:26) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      the cross on church next to nagico survived as well. Stop putting so much power into inanimate objects. Once you believe that God will prevail that's all that matters
  • Gurh boy (04/11/2017, 15:34) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad just saw him on a backhoe the day before

    God help his family to stay strong
  • foxy (04/11/2017, 19:12) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Bad roads government should be sued
  • somebody (04/11/2017, 19:53) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    When will water PWD take a look at and patch the road by Ebenezer Thomas. Don't tell me they do not know the state that bit of roadway is in. And it should no be to just scatter some gravel and leave it. Don't tell me PWD do not have a roller so that the little patching can last a month. They did Pockwood Pond today and now instead of dropping into a hole we are going over a mountain. Jokers.
  • sad (04/11/2017, 20:24) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rip in peace Johnny u will be mist
  • bojan (04/11/2017, 20:50) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    my brother so sorry your number got called so soon but nobody know when their will come may God Bless your Soul Love Always.
  • Jamilah (05/11/2017, 20:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    R I P cuz may you be at rest you will be missed my all .


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