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Pedestrian Killed By Motorist Near Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Wednesday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A pedestrian was killed by a motorist on Krum Bay Road in St. Thomas Wednesday night, authorities said.

Police said a vehicle traveling west near Addelita Cancryn Junior High School when it struck a 51-year-old Hispanic man about 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said the man “was transported to the hospital via ambulance and later succumbed to his injuries sustained from the accident.”

“His identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification,” Dratte said.

The incident is under active investigation by the VIPD Traffic Division.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article in which Juan Carlos Martinez Urena of the Dominican Republic was killed by a motorist said that he was 52 years old and died on Thursday before 7:55 p.m. — that was the information from the Virgin Islands Police Department at the time of publication. Now the VIPD says Martinez Urena was 51 years old and struck before 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday.

THE DECEASED: Juan Carlos Martinez Urena, 51, of the Dominican Republic

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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