Maynard was formally arrested and charged for causing death by dangerous driving. He appeared before the Basseterre Magistrate Court where he was granted bail and is expected to appear before the Sandy Point Magistrate Court shortly.
The autopsy was performed on November 14th 2012 at the morgue of the JNF Hospital, on the body of the late Terrence “2 Pac” Johnson of Prickley Pear Alley, Basseterre, by resident pathologist Dr. Dora Magdariaga, who concluded that death was caused by traumatic shock due to road accident.
The Traffic Department continues to remind motorists of their responsibility to always exercise care and caution when using the roads and drivers of lorries and other open-back vehicles, that passengers ought not to be carried in the cargo tray of these vehicles unless approved seating is installed.
The traffic accident which occurred along the Island’s Main Road at Boureaux at about 11:50 am on November 13th 2012, involved motor lorry P7661 own by the Solid Waste Management Corporation and driven by Mr. Maynard.
Investigations revealed that the lorry was travelling towards Cayon when it overturned on the seaside of the road while negotiating the curve in the vicinity of the Biomedical Research Center. Kelston Williams of Cayon and Michael Richards of New Road were travelling in the truck’s cabin with the driver, while Terrence Johnson was travelling at the back of the truck.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer, Dr. Garfield Alexander while the other occupants were taken to the JNF Hospital by the EMS with non- life threatening injuries. Richards and Williams were warded in stable condition while the driver, Oliver Maynard was discharged and taken in Police custody.
This was the fouth road fatality in St. Kitts for 2012.