A Carriacou teenager is facing a Causing Death by Dangerous Driving charge following the August 4 vehicular accident, which claimed the life of his 17-year-old cousin, Alex Joseph who resided at Lauriston.
Unemployed Irwyn Adams, who also resides at Lauriston, appeared before Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the Carriacou Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where bail was granted to him in the sum of $20, 000.
Adams, who has retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Rohan Phillip to assist him, was ordered to surrender all his travel documents and report to the Carriacou Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Joseph, a student of Hillsborough Secondary School, became the first road fatality to occur on the small island in many years, after he was thrown out of a car, registration number PAE 310, driven by Adams.
Adams is said to have lost control of the car when it started to skid and as a result it flipped onto the side before coming to a stop.
The driver reportedly panicked and then jumped out of the car and moments later saw his cousin lying on the ground.
There are reports that Joseph was thrown out of the vehicle from the sunroof section.
The deceased was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, while another occupant was in the back seat.
The three were on their way back home from the Regatta Celebrations in Hillsborough.
Adams is expected to reappear before the court on September 17.