80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
HomeNewsLocal newsPostal Worker Charged with Homicide in Traffic Death

Postal Worker Charged with Homicide in Traffic Death

A U.S. Postal worker was arrested Wednesday for allegedly backing over a woman in Charlotte Amalie and then driving over the prone 67-year-old again.

Abagail Henry, 50, was charged with negligent homicide and negligent driving, according to the V.I. Police Department.

A sand art by Bonnie Erb memorializing Louise Jackson, a beach vendor killed by a postal truck on June 6. (Photo by Bonnie Erb)

Beloved Sapphire Beach beach vendor Louise Jackson was walking toward Veterans Drive near Berne’s Alley on June 6 when the postal van backed over her, according to VIPD. She was knocked to the ground and the vehicle’s right wheel drove over her. Police said when Henry realized she had driven over something, she then drove forward over Jackson, killing her.

Jackson made many close but casual friends as a beach vendor. Many acquaintances contacted by the Source said she was a smiling high point in their day. Her colorful dresses for sale hung under trees at the beach for as long as anyone could remember.

Advertising (skip)

Bail for Henry was set at $5,500; she posted bail and was released, pending her advice of rights hearing, the VIPD report stated.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,759FollowersFollow
A U.S. Postal worker was arrested Wednesday for allegedly backing over a woman in Charlotte Amalie and then driving over the prone 67-year-old again. Abagail Henry, 50, was charged with negligent homicide and negligent driving, according to the V.I. Police Department.
A sand art by Bonnie Erb memorializing Louise Jackson, a beach vendor killed by a postal truck on June 6. (Photo by Bonnie Erb)
Beloved Sapphire Beach beach vendor Louise Jackson was walking toward Veterans Drive near Berne’s Alley on June 6 when the postal van backed over her, according to VIPD. She was knocked to the ground and the vehicle’s right wheel drove over her. Police said when Henry realized she had driven over something, she then drove forward over Jackson, killing her. Jackson made many close but casual friends as a beach vendor. Many acquaintances contacted by the Source said she was a smiling high point in their day. Her colorful dresses for sale hung under trees at the beach for as long as anyone could remember. Bail for Henry was set at $5,500; she posted bail and was released, pending her advice of rights hearing, the VIPD report stated.