The young man who died before daybreak today (January 17) in a scooter accident on Tortola has been identified as Kyle ‘Coochie’ Frank from Purcell Estate.
As BVI News Online earlier reported, the 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the accident scene near Treasure Isle hotel shortly after midnight.
Information reaching our news team indicate that Frank was heading towards Road Town when the crash happened.
His white scooter seemingly got out of control and hit a metal pole.
The scooter was badly damaged.
Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), who were on the scene of the accident overnight, are conducting further investigations.
In a media release, the RVIPF said: “Police confirm the death of a male scooter rider in an apparent lone scooter collision on the dual carriageway in front of the Treasure Isle Hotel just after midnight last night.”
“The scooter rider was pronounced dead at the scene near a large debris field of scooter parts which was scattered across the carriageway. The bulk of the scooter was recovered some distance away from the point of impact. The RVIPF Road Policing Unit is investigating the matter.”
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