Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Backseat passenger dies in Dash Valley crash

The driver and other passenger were transported to the QEH for treatment.

The driver and other passenger were transported to the QEH for treatment.

The community of Dash Valley got a blow in the wee hours of this morning when three of their neighbours were involved in a car crash which left one dead and two injured.

Police are conducting investigation into the circumstances surrounding the road fatality which occurred sometime after 2:00 am, this morning, Saturday, August 12, 2017, along Dash Valley Road, St. George, which resulted in the death of Shane Jamol Belle and injuries to his two friends Michael Payne 24 years, and Rasheed Phillips 22 years, all of Dash Valley St. George.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Belle was a rear seat passenger in a motorcar being driven by Phillips, along Dash Valley Road, St. George. The driver of the car lost control of the car, and as a result struck an embankment causing the car to overturn.

Belle died at the scene, whilst Payne and Phillips were both transported to the QEH by ambulance for medical treatment. Payne suffered a broken right arm and bruises to the head, whilst Phillips received multiple injuries.

Two fire tenders, and eight fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin responded to the scene of the accident.

The Royal Barbados Police Force is also making an appeal to anyone who may have witness this accident or who can provide any information to assist us in these investigations to contact the District ‘B’ Police station at telephone 437-4311 or 430-7625.