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