The students died when a minibus crashed into the raging seas at Rock Gutter on Jan. 12, 2015. (IWN photo)

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.

2 replies on “Three men charged with death of students at Rock Gutter”

  1. i am vaguely remembering the circumstances surrounding this story; are there any reports to state why the two first persons (Ehud Myers and Colbert Bowens) were charged?

  2. If my memory is correct , the van is , was owned by a church in Fancy . The pastor is the CEO or the leader of the church . The driver said the Brakes on the van failed that morning .
    Because the pastor is the leader of the church , he should make sure that the van is maintain properly .
    I dont know if the other person was the mechanic so i dont want to speculate why he is charged also .
    If he was the mechanic he will be charge also for the poor mechanical upkeep of the van and negligence.

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