Police have confirmed that one man is dead while another is in critical medical condition following two separate traffic accidents on the main island of Tortola within the last several hours.
The deceased man has been identified as 25-year-old Guyanese national and resident of Great Mountain, Reon Stephens.
Stephens was involved in an accident on the dual carriageway early Saturday morning, February 1.
“Stephens was taken by ambulance to [the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Details surrounding the accident are still unclear. Investigations are ongoing in this matter,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a media release on Saturday.
In the meantime, police have identified 29-year-old Vincentian and Diamond Estate resident, Keron Andrews, as the victim that was involved in a separate “late-night” accident hours before.
“Andrews was taken by ambulance to [the] Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries sustained. He remains in critical condition. Details surrounding the accident are still unclear,” the RVIPF said.
Police said investigations are also ongoing in that unrelated matter.
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