The sentencing of Caleb Antoine of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, which was initially scheduled for December 7, 2016, for causing the death of Omotayo Morrison through dangerous driving, was adjourned by the presiding judge, Justice Georgis Taylor-Alexander, to December 19, 2016 at 9:00 am at Saint Lucia’s Criminal Court, located on John Compton Highway, Castries.
Morrison (fondly called “Tayo”) was a third Trimester student at Spartan Health Sciences University and was walking off the pitch surface of St Jude Road Highway in the residential neighbourhood of Hewanorra Orchard in Vieux Fort with a school mate, Maninder Kaur, around 4:00 am on February 8th, 2014, when a Subaru Legacy driven by Antoine flew off its lane, bounced off the retaining wall of the opposite lane and struck the two students.
The impact threw Morrison 108 feet and Kaur 79 feet. Morrison sustained severe head injuries and damage to his brain stem, succumbing to his injuries at 8:05 pm the same day, according to autopsy report. Kaur was hospitalized for injuries sustained to her neck, head and shoulders, and was released some days later.