Man charged for death of Nanton

By MyVue Staff Reporter

Basseterre, Wednesday, 14th September, 2022, (My Vue News. com)-Police in St. Kitts have now formally charged a Monkey Hill man for the recent death of Lynette Nanton, following a recent traffic accident.

Police say that 39-year-old Dion Richards of Lower Monkey Hill has been charged with causing the death of Nanton of College Street Ghaut.

Nanton, who was 26, met her death following a traffic accident on 8th August, 2022.

She was a passenger on a motor scooter that was involved in a traffic accident that occurred along the island’s Main Road in Brighton, Cayon.

The accident involved motor scooter PB4254 which is owned and was ridden by Jahvan Morton of Monkey Hill and motor scooter PA7176 which is owned and was ridden by Dion Richards also of Monkey Hill.

Circumstances are that both scooters were traveling from Cayon to Ottley’s. Richards attempted to overtake PB4254, which was carrying passenger Nanton.

At the same time, a motor truck was traveling in the opposite direction and both scooters collided.

As a result, Morton lost control of his vehicle (scooter), and he and Nanton fell to the ground.  

While Morton sustained injuries to his feet, Nanton received injuries to various parts of her body.

She was transported to the JNF Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on August 22, 2022.

Following an autopsy on Nanton’s body on August 26, 2022, it was concluded that her death was due to multiple organ damages due to severe craniofacial trauma due to the consequence of a motorbike accident.

Lynette Nanton

Funeral services were held for Nanton on Thursday, 8th September, 2022, and were attended by scores of supporters and the leadership of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, of which she was a member. Those in attendance included Prime Minister, Dr. Terrence Drew and MP for Central Basseterre, Marsha Henderson.

On August 17, 2022, Richards was charged with the offense of Dangerous Driving. He was then charged on September 12, 2022, for the offense of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving.

Featured Photo: PM DR. Terrence Drew paying respect at Nanton’s funeral, while MP Henderson waits in the background to place her wreath.

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