One dead, another critically injured in car crash

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A young man of Swetes died in the wee hours of today after the Honda Civic car he was driving crashed into a utility pole on All Saints Road in the vicinity of Lics business place.
Superintendent of Police Leonard Cabral confirmed that the deceased has been identified as Tyrell Jacobs, 31.
Jacobs succumbed to his injuries on the scene while one of his passengers who was thrown from the vehicle is hospitalised in an unconscious state. Cabral, who heads the Traffic Department, said the police have no information regarding the identity of the unconscious man.
A third man who was in the vehicle has been identified as 21-year-old Javonzo Joseph of All Saints. He is being treated at Mount St John’s Medical Centre.
According to the police, the trio was travelling along All Saints Road around 12:50 am when the driver lost control and slammed into the pole. While the pole remained erect, it ripped off the roof of the car and some electrical wires came loose.
Superintendent Cabral said when Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel responded and went to try to attend to the driver and Joseph who were both trapped in the vehicle, they sustained minor electrical shocks.
They had to stop to await the arrival of workmen from the Antigua Public Utilities Authority. It was only after electrical supply was turned off, the rescue was possible.
At the time of the incident, the trio was headed to St John’s to attend a Carnival activity.
The dead man’s father is said to have arrived in Antigua from St Maarten last week to bury a close relative some time this week.

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