Below is the police press release on the fatal accident previously reported on by St. Lucia News Online
At about 6:39 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, officers attached to the Micoud Police Station responded to a report of a serious vehicular accident which occurred along the Micoud Highway.
Whilst there, the officers observed a white omnibus, registration number M594, and a beige and white Foton motor truck, registration number TJ6280, had come into contact with each.
Both vehicles had received extensive damage to its entirety.
The driver of the omnibus was identified as 37-year-old Sheldon Gaston of Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet, whereas the driver of the motor truck was identified as 43-year-old Clide Wayne Isidore of Corinth, Gros Islet.
At the time of the impact there were seven passengers on board the omnibus including the driver, and four persons aboard the motor truck.
As a result of the impact, two occupants of the omnibus sustained serious injuries and were transported to St. Jude’s Hospital via ambulance. They are 22-year-old Shalla Raymond of Black Bay, Vieux Fort, and Joel Phillip of Beausejour, Gros Islet.
Both individuals succumbed to their injuries whilst at hospital.
Post mortem examinations have been scheduled for a later date.
An investigation into the accident continues.
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