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Woman With $6.5 Million In Land Holdings On St. Thomas Dies In Road Accident On St. Croix

Evelyn Freund alone

DIED IN STX: Evelyn Freund

CHRISTIANSTED — A woman with $6.5 million in land holdings in St. Thomas died in a traffic accident on St. Croix Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Evelyn Freund was a passenger in a vehicle that hit a patch of wet road and flipped over near Little Princess Road.

Freund was trapped in the car. A rescue unit arrived on the scene quickly and was able to extract her from the car with the jaws of life.

The injured woman was then transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 4:21 p.m.

The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted the Traffic Division to the accident about 1:03 p.m. on August 24.

The driver of the car Freund was in said he was going west into the curve at Little Princess Road when his vehicle skidded on wet pavement and turned over.

Another driver was going eastbound on the same stretch of road at the same time, police said.

Freund becomes the third person to die in a traffic accident on St. Croix in a 72-hour period. Two people died in road accidents on St. Croix Monday.

According to federal court documents, Freund borrowed $6.5 million from Kennedy Funding Inc. and used properties at Parcel No. 14M-1 Estate Thomas, Parcel No. 14-J Estate Thomas and Parcel No. 3A Dronningens Gade as collateral.

On Facebook, a man named Marvin Freund lists his address as Sion Farm in St. Croix.

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

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Marvin Freund of Sion Farm in St. Croix.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. Bob Shemeligian
    October 4, 2016 at 10:12 PM — Reply

    A half century ago I was a childhood friend of Evelyn’s son, Owen, in Worcester, Mass. Evelyn was one of the kindest, sweetest and most gracious people I have ever known. Anyone with children knows how difficult the role of a mother can be. While her husband, Marvin, worked long hours Evelyn cared for the children, and she was always wonderful to me, Owen’s other friends and the neighborhood children. My condolences to her husband and her two children.

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