MARIGOT–An out-of-control car took the life of a woman and injured at least two others during a high speed accident in Lowtown, Marigot, in the early morning hours of Monday.
The deceased has been named as Veronica Alberts (34) from Dominica. She was apparently helping to load materials onto a garbage truck on the street at about 1:45am when she was struck by the car and thrown into the air as the vehicle then crashed into the garbage truck.
She died in the hospital from leg injuries that were too severe to be contained. An occupant of the truck and the driver of the car were also injured.
The Gendarmerie confirmed that the driver of the car had been “under the influence of alcohol” and was taken into custody, though the amount of alcohol consumed was not disclosed.
President of the St. James Community Council Paul Whit expressed shock at the senseless loss of an innocent life and called for speed bumps to be placed on the main road in Lowtown.
Alberts had previously been living in Lowtown, but had recently moved to Grand Case. The day before the accident she had been enjoying a birthday party on a beach.