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Dec. 2, 2001- A pedestrian and a cruise ship passenger were killed over the weekend on St. Thomas in separate incidents.
No charges had been filed as of Sunday in the death of the pedestrian, identified by police as Roy Sherman Frett, which occurred Friday night.
Frett, 49, was struck along the St. Thomas waterfront while crossing the westbound lanes of Veterans Drive in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel. Sources said he was crossing the four-lane roadway to return to his vehicle, which was parked on the other side.
Police said Saturday that Frett died in the Roy L. Schneider Hospital emergency room a short time after arriving by ambulance. Authorities did not release the identity of the driver of the vehicle that struck him.
In the second incident, police had no comment on the death of a cruise ship passenger who reportedly fell on board the luxury liner Adventure of the Seas Saturday. "The woman plummeted down several decks on the inside of the ship," a well-placed medical source said. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was killed instantly, the source said.
The Police Major Crime Unit was called to the ship to determine whether the case might have been a homicide, but police sources said Sunday that foul play was not suspected. The woman’s body was taken by the coroner to Schneider Hospital.
Officials of Royal Caribbean International, which owns the cruise ship, had no comment over the weekend on the incident. The ship left St. Thomas at its normal time Saturday evening to continue its seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary.

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Dec. 2, 2001- A pedestrian and a cruise ship passenger were killed over the weekend on St. Thomas in separate incidents.
No charges had been filed as of Sunday in the death of the pedestrian, identified by police as Roy Sherman Frett, which occurred Friday night.
Frett, 49, was struck along the St. Thomas waterfront while crossing the westbound lanes of Veterans Drive in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel. Sources said he was crossing the four-lane roadway to return to his vehicle, which was parked on the other side.
Police said Saturday that Frett died in the Roy L. Schneider Hospital emergency room a short time after arriving by ambulance. Authorities did not release the identity of the driver of the vehicle that struck him.
In the second incident, police had no comment on the death of a cruise ship passenger who reportedly fell on board the luxury liner Adventure of the Seas Saturday. "The woman plummeted down several decks on the inside of the ship," a well-placed medical source said. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was killed instantly, the source said.
The Police Major Crime Unit was called to the ship to determine whether the case might have been a homicide, but police sources said Sunday that foul play was not suspected. The woman’s body was taken by the coroner to Schneider Hospital.
Officials of Royal Caribbean International, which owns the cruise ship, had no comment over the weekend on the incident. The ship left St. Thomas at its normal time Saturday evening to continue its seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary.