Police have released the identity of the crash victim involved in Tuesday’s fatal traffic accident on Gene Hill, Tortola.
He has been identified as 27-year-old K’Shawn Thomas — a resident of Greenland.
Thomas was reportedly riding a motor scooter that crashed into a fuel truck.
“Details surrounding the accident are still unclear. Investigations are ongoing in this matter,” police have said.
A scooter rider is feared dead following a reported traffic accident in the Gene Hill area of Tortola on Tuesday, March 24.
The accident reportedly involved the rider and a fuel truck.
Police Information Officer Akia Thomas said members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are currently ‘on the scene’ and are prohibiting any vehicular traffic to the area at this time.
“Due to the accident at Gene Hill, the road will be closed to traffic. The RVIPF advises that motorists commute via the Ridge Road,” she told BVI News.
Details of the accident are not clear but images sent to or news centre indicate that the rider and his bike got pinned under the heavy-duty vehicle.
Local authorities, in the meantime, have not yet released any official statements about the accident or the condition of the rider.
BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available.
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