A 57-year-old Redemption Sharpes resident became the first road fatality in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year, when he died in a car crash in Troumaca on Friday.
The victim is Maurice Murphy, who was driving in the North Leeward community around 11:40 a.m., when tragedy struck.
Police said preliminary reports are that Murphy and passengers Kenroy James, 43, and Lesroy Irish, 22, also of Redemption Sharpes, were travelling in P-6486, a silver Honda Civic car, to Richmond on a fishing expedition.
While driving on the Troumaca Public Road, Murphy reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.
Murphy sustained serious injuries and a medical practitioner pronounced him dead at the scene.
James sustained injuries to his right hip and mouth while Irish suffered a fractured left wrist.
They were transported to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in an ambulance for medical treatment.
Irish was treated and discharged on Friday and James was admitted to the Male Surgical Ward in stable condition
Police said the vehicle was damaged extensively.
The accident scene was processed, witnesses were interviewed, and the relevant measurements were taken.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on Murphy’s body.
“The RSVGPF extends condolences to all who are negatively affected by this tragic incident,” police said in the statement.
“Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is encouraged to call Police Emergency at 911/999, the Chateaubelair Police Station at 1-784-458-2229, or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. Your information will be treated confidentially. The investigation continues,” the statement said.