Three residents of Fancy were Wednesday charged with causing the death of seven fellow villagers in a tragic accident at Rock Gutter on Jan. 12.
Ehud Myers, a 67-year old pastor; Colbert Bowens, a 51-year-old principal; and Davanan Nanton, a 36-year-old chauffeur were jointly charged with by omission caused the death of Racquel Ashton, Chanstacia Stay, Glenroy Michael, Jamall and Jamalie Edwards, Simonique Ballantyne and Anique Alexander.
The students died when a minibus plunged down a steep incline and went into the raging seas at Rock Gutter, an uninhabited area between Owia and Fancy on St. Vincent’s east coast.
The men received bail in the sum of EC$20,000 with one surety following the conclusion of the recent coroner’s inquest into the deaths. The bail conditions will continue.
The trio is expected to return to the Serious Offences Court on Jan. 21, 2016, for their next court hearing.