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Two Houston Refinery Workers Dead After Collision Knocks Over Water Tank In Sion Farm Valley

CHRISTIANSTED — Two men from Houston are dead after the driver of their car tried to avoid a traffic collision and instead ran hit a vehicle and the rusty water tank in Rattan on Friday night.

Marcus Roy, 29, and Quinton Thomas, 35, each of Texas died from the injuries they sustained about 1:00 a.m. Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police officers and Emergency Medical Technicians responded to a two-car collision which occurred near the Rattan  Road and Sion Farm valley intersection and the old rusty tank, according to the VIPD.

Accident scene in Estate Rattan-Sion Farm Valley.

A green Jeep wrangler was heading westbound on Rattan Road while a blue Isuzu Rodeo was heading north making a right turn eastbound, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said

The impact of Roy’s Jeep into the rusty tank knocked it over, according to Dratte.

“The driver in the other vehicle (blue Rodeo) sustained minimal injury,” Dratte said. “He (the driver) stated he stopped at the intersection when he saw the Jeep Wrangler coming at a high rate of speed he then felt an impact to his vehicle and saw the Jeep hit the rusty tank causing it to fall.”

Roy and Thomas are each subcontract workers with Versa Integrity at the Limetree Bay Refinery. Their job included inspecting oil wells and tanks.

This fatal accident remains under active investigation by the VIPD Traffic Division.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Two-Houston-area-fathers-die-in-car-crash-in-13607131.php

Marcus Roy (left) of League City, Texas and Quinton Thomas of Fresno, Texas. Photo: Facebook
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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  1. Jessica
    June 21, 2019 at 6:37 AM — Reply

    How is Hansen at Fault?

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