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‘Outsider’ Woman Mowed Down By Hit-And-Run Driver On Backstreet St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it was notified of a hit and run incident on the Backstreet in downtown St. Thomas about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Sandra Williams, 59, was fatally injured as a result of this incident.

“Please be careful and be mindful and aware of pedestrians when operating your motor vehicles,” Deputy Chief David Cannonier said.

Williams had been known to frequent the Market Square area of St. Thomas. She had no fixed address, according to the VIPD.

Police from the Traffic Bureau are actively investigating this incident and asking anyone that may have seen or have any knowledge of this incident to please contact the VIPD.

Anyone needing to speak to law enforcement can contact the Virgin Islands Police Department in complete confidence at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5617, Major Crime Unit at (340) 714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9807.

“We need your help in combating such incidents,” VIPD spokesman Karl Caesar said.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. TREDESHA K Pierre
    September 10, 2019 at 10:03 PM — Reply

    John please when you are publishing your stories please have it right. If VIPD did not give you an address for your story that does not mean someone is homeless, however Ms. Williams very much had her own house although she might have frequent the Market Square…

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