One dead in fatal crash

POSTED: 10/20/14 6:48 PM

St. Maarten – A man, identified as Jean Claude Samuel, lost his life in a fatal traffic accident on Saturday on Coco Plum Rd in the St. Peters area.

Samuel had been the passenger in a white pickup that had been driven off the hill and crashed, front first, onto the street below. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Frank Delmore, a former teacher at the St. Maarten Vocational Training school. Delmore survived the accident but was taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center in critical condition, according to a police report.

“On Saturday at approximately 4:00 p.m., several police patrols, paramedics and the fire department were sent to Coco Plum Road in St. Peters to investigate what was described as ‘a very serious accident.’ When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered a white pickup truck, which had been driven off the hill. Officers found the driver, who was identified as lying next to the vehicle in critical condition.”

The scene was closed off to allow the traffic department to conduct an investigation as to the cause of the accident. The investigation is still ongoing.


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