The son of Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has been implicated in an accident that caused the death of Kyan Brent Joseph on Sunday.
According to reports from Roseau, at about 12:30 pm, Joseph was riding his motorcycle west from the South City Grandbay while Malik Skerrit was driving a Mitsubishi Outlander in the opposite direction.
According to reports, the motorcycle and vehicle collided, seriously injuring Joseph and his female pillion rider.
Joseph, 27, was transported to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) for medical treatment but died hours later. He sustained severe injuries to his head and other parts of his body. His female companion was also injured and remains warded at the hospital.
Young Skerrit received no significant injuries from the incident.
During a press conference today, Prime Skerrit expressed condolences to the deceased’s family.
He continued, “I want to extend my sincerest condolences as I have done privately to the family of Mr. Kyan Joseph. I cannot say much on this matter, but I want to express publicly my heartfelt condolences and solidarity to his family.”
The police say the investigation into the matter is ongoing.