CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man died after a pickup track slammed head-on into his small SUV in Orange Grove early this morning, authorities said.
Sito Martin, 35, of Constitution Hill, died from his injuries after being taken to the Luis Hospital for treatment, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a two-car auto accident that occurred on Route 703, Orange Grove Road, near the former St. Dunstan’s Episcopal School at 3:05 a.m. today, according to the VIPD.
Officers traveled to the scene and discovered two vehicles, a 2000 Suzuki Vitara and a 2018 Ford F-150, were involved in a head-on collision, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
“The investigation into the accident revealed the Ford F-150, traveling north, collided with the Suzuki Vitara, traveling south, in the southbound lane,” Derima said. “The driver of the Suzuki Vitara was gravely injured in the accident, and was transported via ambulance to the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital & Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.”
This case remains under investigation by the VIPD Traffic Investigation Bureau.