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Elizabeth Watt Sampson
The vehicle ended up in the sea at the bottom of an embankment, claiming the life of Elizabeth Watt-Sampson, left.
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A U.S. national died in Bequia, on Tuesday, after the car that she was driving went over an embankment in the northern Grenadine island.

Dead is Elizabeth Watt-Sampson, 63.

Police said that reports are that Watt-Sampson was driving a white Daihatsu motor vehicle along the Spring Industrial Estate public road to Port Elizabeth when it went over an embankment.

“Mrs. Watt-Sampson succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death,” police said, adding that the death is the first road fatality in the country this year.

Police said they have launched an investigation into the incident.

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Watt-Sampson is the second U.S. national to die while visiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the last few months.

On Sept. 15, Alicia Zebutis, 24, of Chicago, Illinois was pronounced dead one day after she and her husband arrived in the country.

Police said that reports are that the woman and her husband — whose name they did not disclose — along with a group of friends went hiking along the La Soufriere Mountain Trail.

Police in Georgetown were informed later that day that Zebutis collapsed during the hike and was in urgent need of medical attention.

She was transported to the Georgetown Hospital where the district medical officer pronounced her dead.

Police have not made public the findings of their investigation into Zebutis’ death.

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