Thursday 28 May, 2020

Driver held for hit-and-run that claimed nurse’s life in St Thomas

The St Thomas police are reporting that the driver who fled the scene of a crash which left a nurse dead in the parish on Sunday, is now in police custody.

The man, who was reportedly driving a red Honda Integra motorcar at the time, was apprehended on Monday.,

The crash, which occurred on the Yallahs main road, claimed the life of Leonie Smith-Wilson, a 38-year-old resident of Llandewey, St Thomas.

Reports are that on Sunday at about 7.40 pm, the nurse was among passengers in a white Toyota Probox car which was travelling along the Yallahs main road.

On approaching a section of the roadway, the vehicle was hit by a red Honda Integra motorcar, resulting in the Toyota Probox slamming into a wall.

After the impact, the Honda driver fled the scene of the crash.

Smith-Wilson and two other persons, including the driver of the Toyota Probox, were taken to a hospital, where Smith-Wilson succumbed to her injuries while being treated.

The other injured persons were admitted for treatment.

Smith-Wilson was employed as a nurse at the St Thomas Infirmary. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has since offered his condolences to her co-workers and family members.

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