Police Investigates fatal Traffic Accident In Newton Ground

Police Press Release

An investigator at Sandy Point Police Station is investigating the circumstances by a fatal traffic accident occurred on Sunday 14th June 2015 about 7:00 pm, at Main Street Newton Ground, leaving one person dead.

Initial investigations revealed that motor omni bus H1766 driven by Leroy James of Saddlers Village was travelling towards Sandy Point direction when he struck a pedestrian, Mr Laughton Lake of Newton Ground. Mr Lake was transported to the J.N.F General Hospital by the E.M.S where he succumbed to his injuries.

Leroy James was taken in to police custody, assisting with the investigations.

Monday 15 June 2015 an autopsy was conducted on the body of Laughton Lake by resident Pathologist, Dr. Adrian Nunez, which concluded that death was caused by hypovolemic shock due to multiple traumatic lesions as a result of a traffic accident.

The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police takes this opportunity on behalf of the rank and file of the Force to extend condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the late Laughton Lake.

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