UPDATE: “It’s hard to believe he is gone” – says friend of man killed by truck

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UPDATE: “It’s hard to believe he is gone” – says friend of man killed by truck
Regan
Regan

The Traffic Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on the Bexon Highway, near the Deglos Gap at about 7: 20 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

The accident involved a wrecker trailer driven by Omega Ettiene of La Grace, Laborie and a pedal cyclist named Stephen Joseph and known as Regan of Bexon.

As a result of the impact, Joseph sustained serious injuries and were transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A couple – Thomas and Angel Berry – said Regan will be missed.

“My husband and I travel home every year, I personally knew Regan since he lives in my mom’s area,” Angel told St. Lucia News Online.

She added: “He was a very popular guy to many. My husband Tom met him and felt sorry for him over the years because he didn’t have close, caring family who even treated him right. I’m a Lucian national married inter-racially and we really loved him. It’s hard to believe he is gone. He really helped my mom out weekly and she paid for his services. I’m heart broken by this.”

A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.

The man on the ground shortly after he was hit.
The victim’s mangled bicycle.

 

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  1. Angel I so agree with comment,i have known him all his life,he had it rough,lost his mother and father at an early age,was adopted by anty with his older bro. His only sister was adopted by a couple from canada.he was a friend of mind back in my years growing up in St. Lucia he would help anyone. Rest in peace my brother..... My family will always remember you......CHERRY FAMILY......HasH...

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    • Thanks Curtis! So many people didn't really know him and looked down on him. He had his moments, but helped our my mom and many others. I will always be grateful for his help.

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  2. LUAEN, first of all your name sounds ghetto. Why don't you get a life and stop focusing on Angel's comments. She doesn't need anyone's approval to post her comment. Atleast she has something useful to say and she can mention her husband's ethnicity if he chooses to do so. Here you go again...you guys are so envious! Her inter-racial relationship bothers you because you don't have a white man and you cant get one. Angel is well off and she has a great life, so do me a favor and stop wasting time focusing on her while she's focusing on being more and more successful.

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  3. It's high time for Lucians to stop being so negative and remain open minded although I might have to excuse some of you because there's just too much time to waste idling. Get something constructive to do instead of sitting there and posting stupid comments. Get a college degree and stop sitting there minding ppl's business and talking crap. Proud to be a Lucian but am happy that I've been living in a modernized country for decades now and don't have to be around you idiots on a daily basis. I come and visit for 2 weeks every yr then can't wait to go back in the US where I call home for the past 22 yrs.

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  4. Luaen perfect example of not minding you damn business. SMH STOP WITH THE NEGATIVITY LEAVE PEOPLE BUSINESS AND MIND YOU OWN THEY MADE THAT SONG FOR YOU. (typical st lucian) It's so damn sad that people just can't write rip or condolences and move on enough of all this bullshit and PLEASE GROW UP. ANGEL GOD BLESS YOU FOR CARING.

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  5. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. BAD BOY WHY DONT YOU SHUT THE HELL UP. THE DRIVER FOR THE WRECKER IS NOT TO BE BLAMED. WHY THE MAN CHOSE TO CUT ACROSS THE TRUCK WHEN IT GOT CLOSER. LOOKS LIKE HE DID IT INTENTIONALLY. EVERYONE KNOWS OMEGA IS A CAREFUL DRIVER. HE IS NO RECKLESS DRIVER. MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO BOTH FAMILIES. YOU GAVE HIM THE RUM TO DRINK.

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  6. A whole bunch of goats arguing about things that cannot change, will never change no matter what.things happen, life goes on. Y'all shoulda buy a car for de man if he was riding bike too late or put a fluorescent on it. Chewps bayteezz alone in goat school.

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  7. Grace is not a part of Laborie but falls under the Vieux Fort bracket. Just saying.. My condolences to the family.

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  8. Regan is dead. This is sad, any life lost is a life lost. Who is left to wonder whether they will die tragically? Me and you! Don't be an idiot, value life. The truck driver, whether he was in the right or wrong, has to live with the knowledge that he killed a man. Two families and an entire nation impacted by the death of one man. What are the odds that the next such news item could be about you.

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  9. First off all the comment of my life was sent to SLU online through an email and I didn't know it would be published. Regan was my friend , no matter what some of you people say on here. He had a hard life and not too many people cared about him, but my family and I did.

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  10. You people just talking uselessly regan has the right to ride his bicycle at anytime he want and it was the truck that had wrong.where regan was hit is a residential area and there's certain speed limit and the driver of the truck was pass the speed limit

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    • REALLY? YOU CAN RIDE A BIKE AT ANYTIME??? ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY AND AS AN OFFICER YOU CANNOT RIDE A BIKE ATFER 6 P.M. IF IT HAS NO LIGHTS. PLEASE GETS YOURS FACTS BEFORE YOU POST COMMENTS,

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  11. RAGAN MAY YOU RIP

    MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY. YOU WERE A GREAT FRIEND TO MY FAMILY ESPECIALLY MY MOM AND STEPDAD THIS IS AN UNEXPECTED TRAGEDY GREAT LOSS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. TO ALL THE UNEDUCATED PEOPLE WITH THE NASTY COMMENTS A HUMAN BEING DIED A VERY HORRIFIC. DEATH AND ALL YOU CAN THINK OF IS A STUPID GARDEN YOU CAN DIE RIGHT NOW AND NEVER GET A CHANCE TO EAT FROM .... AND AS FOR THE INTERRACIAL COUPLE COMMENT SHE WAS SIMPLY SAY HER HUSBAND WAS SADDEN BY RAGAN'S DEATH STOP HATING KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT IF YOU CAN'T GRIEVE WITH THE FAMILY . HE WAS A FUNNY LITTLE DUDE HE WILL BE MISSED.

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  12. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. you will be missed by all of us who knew you. My brother you have a hard life, and you did your best under your circumstances, no man can call himself fit to judge you. No more pain and suffering for you. R.I.P. REGAN.

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