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VIPD: Pedestrian Run Over Near VITEMA Headquarters

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A dark-colored vehicle traveling west on Moravian Highway in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency headquarters hit a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway heading north about 8:29 p.m. Friday.

The pedestrian, identified by next of kin as 55-year-old Rodney George, was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance, but succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The driver of the vehicle remained on scene after the accident,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

This incident is currently under active investigation by the VIPD Traffic Investigation Bureau.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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