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Elderly man found dead in the road at Kingshill intersection


CHRISTIANSTED – An elderly man was found dead in the road on Centerline Road near the traffic signal at the Kingshill intersection after 9 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

Police said the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call on July 16 at 9:01 p.m. via radio from an officer, indicating that a citizen had “flagged” him down and informed him that there was an unresponsive individual laying on Centerline Road in the vicinity of the traffic signal at the Kingshill intersection.

The police officer made a check of the area and discovered the body of an elderly male, lying on the side of the road, unresponsive. An ambulance was called in and upon the emergency medical personnel examining the person they found no signs of life.

An investigator with the Traffic Investigation Bureau was called to the scene to conduct an investigation into the death. The name of the victim is being withheld, until notification of next of kin has been made.

Police said investigators are continuing their investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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