The Dominica Police Force is currently investigating a fatal vehicular accident which occurred last Friday, in which l one young man dead.
Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, in a release to the media, stated that three vehicles were involved in the accident, which left twenty two year old Nehimiah Darroux of Petite Savanne, dead.
“According to the information received, three vehicles were involved in the accident. Suzuki Escudo Jeep registration number PM569, owned and driven by Victor Jno-Baptiste male adult of Mero, Toyota RAV4 PH405 owned and driven by Alexander Joseph male adult of Kingshill, and motor scooter registration number PO626 with Nehimiah Darroux as its rider,” Edwards stated.
He went on to note that the Suzuki jeep was traveling in a northerly direction, and was in the process of overtaking vehicles that were travelling in the same direction, while the motor scooter and driver were travelling south on the highway and also overtaking a number of vehicles heading in the same southerly direction when they collided head on.
“The Suzuki jeep also struck the Toyota RAV4 which was travelling north. The motorcyclist was thrown from the scooter and ended under the Toyota jeep. Victor Jno-Baptiste and Nehimiah Darroux were transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital. Jno-Baptiste was attended too and discharged. Darroux was examined and officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor,” Edwards added.
Darroux was a well-known keyboardist who performed with many local bands and artist including WCK, Extasy Band, and Asa Bantan.
Many of the bands released statements on his death, expressing their grief and giving their condolences to the family and friends of Darroux.
WCK statement read “that it is with heartfelt shock and sadness that we acknowledge the tragic death of our brother and band member Nehimiah Darroux on Friday, October 5th 2018. Our deepest condolences to his family friends, and music colleagues. Rest in peace.”
Extasy Band in their statement also expressed condolences, stating “October 5th will be a date forever etched in our hearts and minds. To lose our brother so tragically and instantaneously is heartbreaking.”
They described him as a young talented musician, adding that “he will never be forgotten because he gave so much to remember.”
Asa Bantan, while performing in Miami, sang a song as a tribute to Darroux, who recently performed with Bantan in Texas.