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LACK OF LIGHT IS KILLING PEOPLE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver on Weymouth Rhymer Highway Monday Night

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in four days, police say a St. Thomas woman has been killed because of a vehicular accident.

A 54-year-old woman died after she was hit by a passing vehicle just before midnight on Monday, police said.

Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center that the woman had been struck before 12:07 a.m. on Tuesday when the report came in of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the Weymouth Rhymer Highway.

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) described the victim as a “Caucasian female” and said that she had been hit near the Church of God of Prophecy on Route 38 near Estate Donoe.

When police arrived on the scene they said that they found an unresponsive woman lying in the roadway.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arriving after the police found that the injured woman had no vital signs.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that the unidentified woman was attempting to cross the Weymouth Rhymer Highway when she was struck by a vehicle.

Police said that they don’t have any suspects in the case because the person driving the car when the woman was killed left the scene of the crime prior to authorities arriving.


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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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