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St. Croix Man Dies in Automobile Accident on Evans Highway

One man was killed and another treated for injuries and released in a traffic accident Wednesday on the Melvin Evans Highway on St Croix.

According to the V.I. Police Department, at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers to an auto accident on the Melvin Evans Highway, in the vicinity of Home Depot.

At the scene, officers found a two-vehicle accident involving a gray Ford F-150 and a white Toyota Yaris. Investigation into the accident revealed that the Toyota Yaris, traveling west, entered the eastbound lane. The Ford F-150, traveling east, collided into the Toyota Yaris, despite evasive measures taken by the pickup’s driver.

Both drivers were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital. The driver of the Ford F-150 was treated and released. The driver of the Toyota Yaris was seriously injured, and later succumbed to his injuries.

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The driver of the Toyota Yaris was identified as 19-year-old Julio Carmona III.

The investigation into this accident, conducted by officers of the Traffic Investigation Bureau, is ongoing.

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One man was killed and another treated for injuries and released in a traffic accident Wednesday on the Melvin Evans Highway on St Croix. According to the V.I. Police Department, at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers to an auto accident on the Melvin Evans Highway, in the vicinity of Home Depot. At the scene, officers found a two-vehicle accident involving a gray Ford F-150 and a white Toyota Yaris. Investigation into the accident revealed that the Toyota Yaris, traveling west, entered the eastbound lane. The Ford F-150, traveling east, collided into the Toyota Yaris, despite evasive measures taken by the pickup's driver. Both drivers were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital. The driver of the Ford F-150 was treated and released. The driver of the Toyota Yaris was seriously injured, and later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Toyota Yaris was identified as 19-year-old Julio Carmona III. The investigation into this accident, conducted by officers of the Traffic Investigation Bureau, is ongoing.