An early morning vehicular accident Sunday on St. Thomas has left one person dead and another in critical condition, according to the V.I. Police Department.
At 4:20 a.m. Sunday, the 911 emergency call center received a report of an auto collision that occurred on Veterans Drive in the area of the pump house, involving a 2001 Toyota Echo and a 2000 Chevy S10 pickup.
The driver of the Toyota Echo, 24-year-old Jama Rhymer, was heading east on Veterans Drive with a 22-year-old female passenger in the front seat. The Chevy S10 was driven by a 22-year-old male, with a 39-year-old male in the front passenger seat, headed westward.
The names of the Chevy driver and the passengers in both cars were not released by the VIPD.
According to the preliminary investigation and reconstruction of the accident, the Echo veered into the westbound lane and collided head-on with the truck. Rhymer, the driver of the Echo, died on the scene and the female passenger was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
The driver and the passenger of the Chevy received minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to the hospital for treatment. They were later released.
The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision, the police said.