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.