VIPD: One Dead, One Injured When Car Overturns In DPW Zone Under Construction Open to Through Traffic
INJURED TODAY: Christa Rice
CHRISTIANSTED — One teen-aged woman is dead and one was injured after the vehicle they were driving in overturned at a high rate of speed and hit a light pole. The area where the accident occurred is a stretch of road between Sion Farm and Peter’s Rest that is under construction by the Department of Public Works and that has remained open to through traffic during the construction phase.
The 911 Emergency Call Center reported at 4:00 a.m. today that a vehicle had overturned by Plaza Extra East Shopping Center, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
The vehicle was traveling from West to East at a high rate of speed, lost control and collided into a light pole in the parking lot of the Plaza Extra Shopping Center, the VIPD said.
Anyliah Fawkes, 19 years old of the Walter I. M. Hodge Pavilion in Frederiksted, the driver died at the scene, according to police.
The passenger, Christa Rice, age 19 was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for her injuries.
A family member was notified of Fawke’s death, police said..
The passenger, Rice, of Two Williams in Frederiksted also was involved in another auto accident by Plaza Extra West in early December 2016, before this incident according to police records.
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MASH UP: What one of the vehicles looked like after the crash today.