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Road death victim named by Police

Police have named the American tourist who was killed in a road crash on Thursday morning.

Sixty-eight year-old Edmund Prentis became the fourth road fatality of the year when his rental cycle collided with a car being driven in the opposite direction on Middle Road in Warwick, near the junction with Burnt House Hill.

He was visiting the island from his home in Westhampton Beach, New York.

Despite life-saving efforts at the scene by EMTs which continued during transport via ambulance, he was later pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the Prentis family at this difficult time,” said police spokesman.

There were no injuries reported regarding the occupants of the car involved.

His death came less than 24 hours after 23-year-old Bermudian Jokeem Richardson was killed in a crash involving his motorcycle, a car and a tow truck on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish.

Investigations continue regarding both accidents and any witnesses that have yet to come forward are asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.?

The scene of the road crash on Middle Road in Warwick where an American tourist lost his life on Thursday morning

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Published May 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm (Updated May 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm)

Road death victim named by Police

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