REAL NEWS: Another vehicular accident has claimed the life of a young man, bringing road fatalities for 2023 to just under a half-dozen.
This accident, which claimed the life of Tyrese Benjamin of Willikies, occurred on the Sir Sydney Walling Highway, in the vicinity of the North Sound International Racetrack, before 6 a.m. today, September 1.
The accident saw a Toyota Rav 4 and a water truck owned by Water Management Solutions involved in a head-on collision, with the front of both vehicles sustaining extensive damage.
The impact reportedly sent the truck careening off the side of the road, while the jeep, apparently driven by Benjamin, landed on its roof not far away.
The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and a fire tender were deployed to the scene.
While reports say the truck driver escaped with minor injuries, Benjamin’s body lay lifeless in his vehicle.
Further reports say that firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free him from the wreck.
Sources claim that young Benjamin is usually resident in the United States, but came to Antigua for the Carnival festivities and had not returned home.
The previous fatal accident occurred on Sunday, August 13, at the junction of Factory and American Roads and claimed the life of Bram Sanderson, 30, a national athlete of Dominica.
It left his motorcycle passenger, Derick “Gyaz” Jno-Baptiste, 29 – a native of Portsmouth, Dominica – nursing serious injuries at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.
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