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TCI Records Second Road Traffic Fatality Since Start Of 2023

An amateur photo of the car in which the sole occupant died.

The Turks and Caicos Islands records it second road death since the start of the year following an accident along the Millennium Highway in Blue Hills, Providenciales early today, which claimed the life of a male.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of the Chicken Shack.

And while social media has been circulating the identity of the man and his happier times images, the police, up until post time, were yet to release his identity.

Denyse Renne, the Information Officer of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) said one man was killed as a result.

She said at about 1:14a.m., the police received information that there was a traffic accident, and when RTCIPF and fire officers arrived at the location, saw an overturned motor car and an SUV badly damaged to the point that all its airbags deployed.

The occupants in the SUV were conscious and were extricated from the vehicle and rushed to hospital. However, the sole male occupant of the car showed no sign of life and was later pronounced dead.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Rodney Adams, extending condolences to the family and friends of the deceased said: “It is very unfortunate that once again, the TCI has lost a life on our roadways. The responsibility of safe driving is a serious issue that cannot be ignored. As a result, we continue to urge the public to be vigilant, responsible, and law-abiding when using the roadways. We also ask that motorists use their seatbelts”.

In the meantime, Renne said the Traffic Enforcement Unit continues to investigate the fatal accident.



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