By: Precious Mills
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts– Over the past weekend, a passenger thrown from a vehicle succumbed to his injuries after a one-car crash in the New Guinea area, and the driver of that vehicle has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Killed was Damion ‘Sabali’ Sutton, a resident of Carifesta Village, St. Peter’s. He is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s.
Being blamed for his death is Nathan Chiverton also of Carifesta Village.
Four days after the fatal accident, police reported on Wednesday 5th July that Chiverton was arrested, formally charged and cautioned for the offence.
Reportedly, he was granted bail in the sum of $20,000.00 for his appearance at the Dieppe Bay Magistrate Court on Friday 14th August 2017.
The traffic accident occurred along the island’s main road in New Guinea on Saturday 1st July around 9.35pm.
According to the local authorities, initial investigations revealed that a Jeep with three (3) occupants was involved in the accident.
As gathered by this media house, the rental vehicle crashed into a tree.
Reportedly, two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
The injured passengers were taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital where one was pronounced dead.
Hutton’s death bring the count for road fatality in St.Kitts-Nevis for 2017 to five.
Accident scene featuring an inset photo of deceased vehicle occupant
Damion ‘Sabali’ Hutton