Over two months have passed, since Quinton Garrathy, a Virgin Atlantic crew member was killed in a road accident in St. Lucia. However, the Royal St. Lucia Police Force is yet to charge anyone in relation to the fatal accident.
Police Press Officer Aniel Innocent told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today that the police are still investigating the incident.
Innocent had told SNO on September 2, that following further investigations into Garrathy’s death, it was decided that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for recommendation.
Today, Innocent could not say whether the file is still with the DPP or whether it has been returned to the police. However, she did emphasize that the matter is still being investigated.
Garrathy was killed in a vehicular accident near the Rodney Bay Marina entrance. He was hit by a black Hyundai SUV, registration number PG657, as he attempted to cross the road, close to 1:38 on Sunday, August 3. He had just disembarked a minibus at the bus stop, opposite the food vans, eyewitnesses said.
The SUV was being driven by 18-year-old Sebastien King of Gros Islet. As is customary, the teen was taken into police custody where he gave a statement and was then released.
A post mortem examination conducted on the body of Garrathy on Monday, August 11, revealed that he died from cerebral (brain) hemorrhage, secondary to blunt force trauma.
Garrathy was a cabin crew member of Virgin Atlantic airline for some 15 years and was staying at a local hotel here at the time of the accident. Garrathy is survived by his wife – also a crew member of Virgin Atlantic – and a baby daughter.
He celebrated his first wedding anniversary on July 9. The British national was scheduled to leave the island on Monday, August 4 at 5:45 p.m.