Soldier dies in car crash

MyVueNews Staff-writer

EMS personnel preparing to transport an injured victim to the hospital.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 13th April, 2018 ( – One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a car crash just outside east Sandy Point, close to the gas station.

The incident occurred Friday afternoon, 13th April.

According to the Police, the car P9122, is owned and was being driven by Kyle Woodley of Newton Ground.

Police reported that the driver of P9122 was heading towards Sandy Point when he attempted to overtake another vehicle. In doing so he lost control of the car and collided with a pole. The vehicle spun in the air and landed on private property next to the Island Main Road. The passenger, Kechel Pemberton of Sandy Point, who was in the front seat, was thrown from the vehicle.

The Emergency Medical Service was summoned to the scene where they rendered assistance and both individuals were transported to the JNF Hospital. There, Pemberton was pronounced dead and Woodley was admitted for observation after suffering minor injuries.

An autopsy will be performed on the body of Kechel Pemberton to determine the exact cause of death. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.

It is understood that the deceased is a soldier of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, and served also in the drum corps.