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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Auto Accident

June 07, 2021

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On June 6, at around 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of an apparent hit-and-run of a pedestrian on Brookman Road.

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Cars parked on both sides of Brookman Road, the scene of a hit-and-run pedestrian auto accident that claimed the life of 37-year-old Royson JnoBaptiste. PHOTO BY EMMET PREVOST / ALL AH WE TV

The investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking across Brookman Road heading east, when a maroon Acura MDX traveling north on the road struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the collision, as required by law. The pedestrian was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The pedestrian was identified by next of kin as 37-year-old Royson JnoBaptiste.

Officers are actively searching for the driver of the maroon Acura MDX. If you have any information that can assist officers in locating the vehicle, please call 911 or the VIPD at (340) 774-2211. Remember, if you see something, say something.

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