Frederiksted, St. Croix - On September 10, 2022, a concerned citizen reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center at 2:37a.m., of a one vehicle Auto Accident on Melvin H. Evans Highway and the East Airport Road intersection. The caller stated
that there was a man trapped inside the vehicle. The dispatcher notified V.I.P.D, Rescue, Fire, and EMS.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1997 Ford Escort was traveling from East to West on the Melvin H. Evans Highway at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached the intersection at Melvin H. Evans and East Airport Road the driver
lost control of his vehicle, veered off the roadway and collided into the Traffic Light pole on the Southwestern shoulder of the roadway. The pole was deeply embedded inside the vehicle from the impact. The driver was wearing his seat belt.
The Emergency Medical Technicians did not find any vital signs of the driver. The driver succumbed to his injuries sustained because of the collision.
The driver was identified as 34-year-old Angel Espinosa by a family member.
This case has been assigned to the Traffic Investigations Bureau and remains open and under investigation.