CHARLESTOWN, Nevis - A family on Nevis is today (Jul. 27) mourning the death of a loved one following a traffic accident yesterday in Nevis.
Dead is 21-year-old Natalya Roberts of Cherry Garden, who succumbed to her injuries sustained during the incident in Vaughns Village, Nevis.
In a media statement on the incident this afternoon, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force explained that the young lady was one of two people in the vehicle at the time.
The accident involved motor jeep PA 9681, which is owned by Ronald Powell of Fountain Village, but was being driven by Ryan Powell also of Fountain Village.
Investigations by the police have thus far revealed that Powell was travelling towards Cotton Ground direction when he lost control and overturned on the island main road.
The driver suffered injuries and was transported to the Alexandra Hospital via a unit from the Emergency Medical Services, while the Fire and Rescue Services was summoned to the scene to extricate Roberts from the extensively damaged vehicle.
Roberts, who was a front seat passenger at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer, while Powell was treated for his injuries and discharged.
Police said an autopsy would be performed to determine the exact cause of Roberts’ death.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.