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Police identify road fatality victim

April 29, 2024

Barbados has recorded a fifth road fatality, the second in just a few days.

29-year-old Rasheed Shaquille O’Neil Austin of 14 Seagrape Coverly Villages, Christ Church, lost his life in the single-vehicle collision around 12:30 a.m. this morning.

The incident occurred along the Adams section of the ABC Highway in the vicinity of its junction with Balls Road, Christ Church.

It involved a single vehicle registration S5090, a silver Grand Vitara motor van. Austin died on the scene after he was ejected from the vehicle which was travelling in an easterly direction towards the airport when, for some reason still under investigation, it left the carriageway to its offside, struck a utility pole and a tree, before it overturned in the ditch.

One other male occupant was extricated by personnel from the Barbados fire service before being transported by an ambulance for medical attention, at the time of leaving the scene that individual was said to be unconscious and critical.

Investigations are ongoing.

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