Church died on the spot

A 32-year old man who resides at La Borie, St. George who has been on the police radar as an alleged drug peddler is dead.

Glenroy Church died in the early hours of Sunday morning in a vehicular accident at Corinth after he and friends were on their way home from a night of partying in Requin, St. David’s.

Glenroy Church – the latest road fatality in the Spice Isle

Glenroy Church – the latest road fatality in the Spice Isle

An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY that the police investigating the accident were able to recover from the deceased a cutlass, a large sum of money and some marijuana.

The accident involved a Zone 1 mini-bus, which goes by the name, “Ghetto Kid,” and a silver-coloured Mitsubishi Lancer Car, registration number PS 452.

This newspaper was told that at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Church, who once operated a booth in the drug-infested area known as Jam Rock in the St George’s Market was killed on spot when his car collided with the minibus HAJ 460 that plies the Grand Anse route.

Church was on his way home from a party in an area known as Sugar Hole in Requin and had three passengers in the vehicle with him.

Wilkinson who resides at Frequente, St. George’s was said to be returning from a visit to his sister in St. David’s.

According to reports, the victim was attempting to drive into an area known as Black Sage Alley in Corinth, also called Cemetery Road to collect some tools from someone to help build something for him when the mini-bus struck the vehicle.

The scene at the road accident at Corinth early Sunday morning

The scene at the road accident at Corinth early Sunday morning

An eyewitness said that as the car turned right to go into the Alley, the Minibus, driven by Damon Wilkinson slammed into it dragging the car onto a bank at the side of the road.

He spoke of the driver’s side of the vehicle getting the worst of the impact.

It is alleged that the driver of the bus stated that Church gave a wrong indication as he indicated left to stop and not right to turn into the alley.

Church reportedly died within minutes of the impact and was allegedly sliced by a cutlass he had stashed inside his pants.

The bus, which is owned by small businessman, Andre “Pompey” Sylvester who is the brother of the Chairman of the Public Service Commission and local Attorney-at-Law Derick Sylvester had its entire front damaged.

The bus owner who is saddened over the accident is extending his condolences to Church relatives, especially his girlfriend.

As the undertaker was bagging the body to take it away, one of the passengers in the car broke into tears.

Sources told this newspaper that the night before the accident, Church was quoted as telling friends: “When ah dead ah would receive a big funeral.”

A release put out by the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on Monday said the lawmen are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

“Police are investigating a vehicular accident that has left one man dead at the weekend. The accident, which involved a mini bus and a car, occurred about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday 26th June, 2016, at Corinth, St. David.

An autopsy is pending to determine the actual cause of death,” the release said.

The fatal road accident which comes just about one month from the time biker Donald Graham of Mt. Hartman, St. George’s lost his life on the Calivigny main road is the sixth for the year.

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