The driver of the Toyota Sedan car registration number P7472 that was involved in the April 5 road accident, that claimed the life of Don DeRavinere of Pomme Rose, St. David, has been charged with ‘causing death by dangerous driving.’
Chris Modeste, a 27-year-old Mechanic of Simon, St. Andrew was slapped with the charge last week Thursday and placed on $30, 000 bail with two sureties.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Modeste has retained the services of Attorney-at-Law, Peter David, to assist him in the matter.
He is the second person to be charged in DeRavinere’s death.
On April 7, a charge of ‘causing death by dangerous driving’ was laid against Samuel Calder, 57, a Grenadian national residing in Canada, who travelled home to attend his father’s funeral.
Calder was the driver of a Honda CR-V registration number PAC 555, which was travelling eastbound, when it collided with the car that was driven by Modeste, travelling southbound.
Calder, who was due to return to Canada two days after the fatal incident, has retained former Attorney General, Rohan Phillip to assist him in the legal matter.
The ex-AG was able to make a successful bail application for his client who was put on $60, 000 cash bail.
An autopsy report revealed that DeRavinere died from traumatic shock, fracture to the legs and femur and thoracic trauma.
Both Calder and Modeste are scheduled to appear before the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on July 18.