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Lashley Weekes the victim of tragic vehicular accident in Halfway Tree; three others injured

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Lashley Weekes has been identified by the authorities as the young man who died in a tragic vehicle accident on May 19.

The incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the Vicinity of the Halfway Tree Methodist Church on the Island Main Road.

The police shared that the motor truck in the accident, PA-2893, owned and driven by Morgan Wyatt of The Alley, Sandy Point, ran off the island’s main road and collided with a house owned by Desmond Morton, located on the seaside of the road.

At the time of the accident, Wyatt was travelling towards Sandy Point with three passengers, Lashley Weekes, Tijay Matthew, and ‘Stachie’ of Saddlers. The driver overtook two parked vehicles and rapidly swerved back to the seaside lane to avoid oncoming traffic. His truck veered off the road and collided with Morton’s house. There seemed to be no apparent structural damage to the home.

Matthew and ‘Stachie’, passengers in the truck’s bed, were seemingly flung from the vehicle on impact.

Fire Service from Basseterre and SandyPoint were on the scene and removed the body of Weekes from the truck with the jaws of life after the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene.

Weekes was pronounced dead at the scene.

A WINN FM reporter was on the scene and spoke with some people in the area.

One woman said she heard a loud sound but, upon first inspection, saw nothing. After hearing sirens from emergency personnel, she then realised there was an accident where a truck crashed into the house two houses down from her.

Weekes was a student of the Saddlers Secondary School. On the School’s Facebook page, a tribute was posted.

“Wolf Nation is mourning the untimely death of our student Lashley Weekes. Our heart goes out to his parents, his twin sister Elisha, his brother TJ and all close friends and relatives. We are deeply saddened by this news.

Lashley was a polite, helpful, charming and easy-going young man [who] sometimes got in trouble, but he was loved by all of us at Saddlers Secondary. His friends, classmates and teachers will miss him dearly! Lashley, you are gone but will not be forgotten. R.I.P!”

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