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Florida Man Dies In Freak Accident Near Miss Bea Road On St. Croix Monday Night

CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida man lost his life when he drove straight into a utility pole on the East End of St. Croix.

William Littell, 49, of Ocala, Florida, was heading westbound in a black Jeep Sahara four-door (with the doors removed) when he hit the pole, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

William Littell’s Facebook profile picture taken in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Police said the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report about 9:16 p.m. Monday referring to an accident on the Miss Bea Road on the East End of St. Croix.

“No seat belt was worn at the time of the accident,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Dratte said that Littell’s next of kin were notified prior to this information being released to the public.

Littell’s wife is pictured with him in photos on Facebook depicting his happy times on St. Croix prior to his untimely death.

He was living in Estate Seven Hills while he was on St. Croix.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. March 27, 2019 at 8:36 AM — Reply

    My condolences to the Littell family.
    Sad to see honest hard working people lose their life so tragically.

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