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Driver in Krum Bay Flips Over Median Into Oncoming Traffic And Dies Tuesday Night

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 31-year-old man died in a car crash on St. Thomas after flipping his vehicle on Krum Bay Road.

The man, Christopher Blanchard, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash some time before 9:21 p.m. Tuesday when it was reported to 911.

The Virgin Islands Police Department said that Blanchard’s yellow subcompact crossed over the median on Krum Bay Road and struck an ABC Sales & Service van.

The VIPD Traffic Division responded along with EMT and Emergency Rescue Personnel but Blanchard could not be resuscitated.

The driver of the ABC van sustained minor injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that an ABC van was traveling east on the Krum Bay road while Blanchard’s car was traveling west on the same roadway, according to the VIPD.

The vehicle traveling west cross over the median in the roadway collided with the vehicle traveling east.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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