Football MVP Marco Warren named as victim of hit-and-run
The victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision in the early hours of Sunday was named by police as Marco Warren — the father of a young son, and an influential footballer and captain of the Pembroke Hamilton Club team.
Mr Warren, 29, a three-times winner of the Bermuda Football Association’s most valuable player award, was discovered injured in North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, at about 3.15am, and died after being taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
He was found with head injuries just west of the junction with Trinity Church Road.
Inspector Kenten Trott of the Roads Policing Unit said it appeared a vehicle struck Mr Warren as he was making his way home on foot.
Mr Trott said investigators were “following specific lines of inquiry”, including reviewing CCTV footage from the scene.
“To the driver and occupants of the vehicle involved, we are appealing to you to do the right thing.
“You did not do the right thing at the first opportunity, but you can still help ease the pain that Marco’s family is dealing with at this difficult time.
“How would you feel if had been you're your loved one lost in such a manner?”
He thanked the community for help, noting a member of the public found Mr Warren, but said: “Somebody knows something. Somebody knows that their child, family member, friend, cousin came home with damage to their vehicle on Sunday morning.”
He added: “Bermudians do not like to keep quiet — so please come forward and let us know.”
Mr Trott said police extended condolences to “Mr Warren’s family and to the Bermuda football community with which Mr Warren was intricately involved, as a player and as a programme co-ordinator with the Ministry of Youth and Sport”.
“As a new father, Mr Warren would no doubt have been planning for a bright and successful future with his young son, just as his own father did with him. Sadly, that will now be dream unfulfilled.”
Mr Warren, who was last month presented with the BFA’s MVP award for the second successive year, has been credited with helping PHC Zebras claim the Premier Division league title and Friendship Trophy during the 2022-23 season.
The midfielder was a graduate of Flagler College in Florida with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Mr Warren came from a sporting legacy as the son of former Boulevard Blazers star Dwight “Payback” Warren and great-grandson of PHC and Bermuda football legend Earl “Townsey” Russell.
His death marked the island’s fifth road fatality of 2023.
Police have asked area residents to report anything suspicious or unusual near the time of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact Police constable Deforest Evans on 717-0860 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The public can also use the main police number, 295-0011, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.
Police also said the public could speak with a familiar and trusted police officer.
Asked about social-media posts threatening retribution, Mr Trott said the “only and best thing you can do is contact us with information”.
He said instances such as a vehicle brought in to a repair shop with suspicious damage could be shared with police. “You never know what small piece can assist.”