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Roberto Rivera Crashes Vehicle Into Melvin Evans Road Sign And Guardrail And Dies

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FATAL ROAD DEATH: Roberto Rivera

FREDERIKSTED — A 29-year-old St. Croix man died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the Melvin H. Evans Highway early on Monday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Roberto Rivera of Estate Profit was traveling East on the Evans Highway near the Air National Guard and Patrick Sweeney police station stoplight when he veered off the highway and hit a road sign and the guard rail on the left side of the road, the VIPD said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center logged a report of the accident at 6:15 a.m. Monday, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Rivera was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty at 8:58 a.m., Dratte said.

Meanwhile, the family of Rivera have started a Go Fund Me page to defray the costs of his funeral, to contribute please click on the link below:

For an audio-only reading of this news story by Dratte please press play below:


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DEAD: Roberto Rivera.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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