Tuesday’s road fatality at Calivigny resulted most likely from speeding by one of the drivers of the two vehicles involved in the major accident.
Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that one of the vehicles was driven by a Mechanic, Chris Sylvester who was allegedly engaged in a high-speed chase with someone on a motorbike seconds before the accident.
Dead is Don DeRavinere alias “DJ Cracker” of Pomme Rose, St. David’s.
DeRavinere was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla Car, registration number P 7472 which was traveling towards St. George’s.
The other vehicle involved in the accident that occurred around 2.30 p.m is a Green CRV, licensed number PAC 555 that was travelling in the opposite direction towards St David’s.
DeRavinere died four days after the burial of his grandfather who is also from Pomme Rose.
The drivers of both vehicles sustained serious injuries and had to be rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital for medical attention.
Inspector of Police attached to the South St. George Police Station, Clev Antoine who spoke to the media about the accident said speeding could have been the contributing factor to the Calivigny accident bearing in mind the extent of the damages to both vehicles.
He said that the deceased was a passenger in the vehicle that was not speeding.
Sources said that the driver of the speeding vehicle is from Pearl’s, St. Andrew’s.
He reportedly left his vehicle earlier in the day at Birchgrove in St. Andrew’s and borrowed another vehicle from one of his friends.
It was this vehicle that was allegedly engaged in a high-speed chase after a fast moving motorbike along the Calivigny main road when the accident occurred.
There were twenty-two vehicular accidents, one of which was fatal, over the recent Easter Weekend holiday on the island.
Two of the accidents that occurred on Good Friday were serious.
One of them left a student of St. George’s University (SGU) dead and two others hospitalised, while the other accident, involving a motorcycle, left a female passenger having to seek medical attention at the General Hospital.
Another serious accident took place in Carriacou over the Easter Weekend, which resulted in an 83-year old having to be transferred to the mainland for medical attention.