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U.S. tourist dies in St. Lucia road accident hours before wedding

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(SNO) – A tourist from the United States (US) died in a motor vehicle accident in Anse La Raye, Saint Lucia, the day before he was scheduled to get married, according to reports.

The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Reubin Turner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Turner died after the rented Suzuki he was driving — with three passengers on board — plunged over a precipice near Ti Kaye Resort and Spa in Anse La Raye on Thursday afternoon, November 8, police said. He was to tie the knot on Friday, November 9.

Castries and Soufriere fire service personnel responded at 4:34 p.m., according to fire officials.

Turner had no vital signs when emergency crews arrived on the scene, and he was pronounced dead at hospital, officials said.

The three passengers were hospitalised for injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.

Law enforcement sources have told St. Lucia News Online that Turner, his fiancée and relatives arrived in Saint Lucia on Wednesday in preparation for the wedding on Friday, November 9.

His fiancée  has been provided with counselling at the resort, MBC TV has reported.

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  1. What will it take for us to establish and construct proper road security features? It is not enough that we can do nothing and just say that we are a poor country. What should be done is demonstrating in a tangible manner that we have done and are working towards doing the most that we can do. What about simple measures like constructing roads with the incline towards the safer side? Why not putting up signs if we cannot afford barriers indicating dangerous or precipitous areas? These are things that we can do. It cannot be an attitude of "wear pou chou ou" as our main bread winner is the hospitality sector

  2. So unfortunate may the family find comfort in God ..

  3. What has St Lucia to offer a tourist when it does not have oil, gold or diamond?

    A place for down time, to unwind, to relax, to celebrate
    A slower pace of living
    Welcoming locals
    Clean fresh air
    Clean beaches
    Privacy and security
    Good cuisine
    Safety on the roads
    Healthcare when needed
    Good customer service
    To be treated with respect
    Fair play when in trouble
    Honest, caring, warm-hearted people
    Memorable mementos

    • Safety on the roads
      Healthcare when needed.

      WTF. Are you crazy?

      • “Safety on the roads and Healthcare when needed” may seem aspirational for now but worth striving for until they are taken as granted as the daily presence of the sun.

        • I dont think we should take our sun for granted. Both Germany and China have created sun simulators. Enough people in the world saying something's not right with our sun.
          Your comment is good though, just wanted to bring the issue of our 'sun' up..

    • Bull...t! 90% of what you wrote is not applicable to St. Lucia. Nasty, greedy, corrupt and conniving people. I love "healthcare when needed'! One of the worst hospitals I've ever seen, non-qualified personnel will kill you without any second thoughts.. And the list can go on and on.. Stay away from SLU!

  4. Damndamndamn......unbelievable RIP HURRICANE!!!! Praying for all.....God is in control.....Much love Tra'Shan

  5. God is in the midst of all situations,guess that was not meant to be.

  6. I am pondering if a headline stating “Man dies in St. Lucia road accident hours before wedding” will get an emphatic response - one that reflects the gravity of the tragedy.

    Rest in peace Reubin Turner, and prayers and comfort to your loved ones and friends.

  7. Very tragic incident. May the Lord comfort his family. His fiancee must be devastated.

  8. My condolences to his family.


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