“Several people” are said to have died as a van overturned in Sandy Bay Sunday afternoon, videos obtained by iWitness News and reports from people at the scene suggest.
Police in Sandy Bay said they have received a report of the accident and have dispatched officers but could not as yet confirm the reports of fatalities.
However, videos obtained by iWitness News show unresponsive persons on the ground at the scene of the accident.
One resident of the area said that four unresponsive persons were on the scene and they appeared to be dead.
Witnesses also said that people were pinned inside and under the vehicle, H8190, even as others have been taken for medical attention.
The occupants of the van, which is said to belong to a South Leeward man, are said to have been on their way to the funeral, in Owia, of murder victim Rohan “Charla” Rawlins.
The 43-year-old man, who is originally from Greiggs, was shot and killed in Lowmans Bay on Aug. 15, becoming the country’s 27th homicide victim this year.
In January 2015, seven students died when the bus in which they were travelling careened off the road in Rock Gutter, another area in north Windward, and ended up in the sea.
The terrain and roads in the area are characterised by steep hills and valleys that can prove dangerous to inexperienced drivers or those unfamiliar with the road.