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Police Say Kaleem McFarlande Died In Fatal Car Accident In Mon Bijou On Thursday Night

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MID-ISLAND — Police said that an Estate Glynn man died Thursday evening in a car accident at the Mon Bijou traffic light intersection.

At 7:35 p.m. Thursday the 911 call center received a report of the accident, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

The VIPD Traffic Division’s preliminary investigation and the reports of eyewitnesses at the scene said that a woman was driving a white Toyota Corolla south to north.

Then Kaleem McFarlande, 28, approached the intersection from the west driving a green Chevy Cavalier.

Eyewitnesses said McFarlande’s Cavalier ran the stop light, crashed into the woman’s Corolla and finally ended up wrapped around the traffic light pole.

EMS and rescue personnel confirmed that McFarlande was dead on the scene.

The woman driving the Toyota Corolla did not receive any life threatening injuries, according to the VIPD.

McFarlande is the son of the cousin of Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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