>COLE BAY, St. Maarten – A family is now mourning the loss of a member after an early Saturday morning head-on collision on Cole Bay Hill claimed the life of one man and left the woman in the passenger seat seriously injured.
This death, unfortunately, marks the first road fatality for 2019.
The woman passenger is hospitalized in a critical condition due to severe head trauma.
The collision occurred when a one vehicle climbed the hill on the wrong side of A.J.C. Brouwers Road slamming into an oncoming car. The driver of the vehicle going downhill was killed instantly.
The driver, who climbed the hill on the wrong side of the road, was arrested by Police and remains in custody pending investigation of the fatal crash.
The reason for the driver taking the incorrect side of the road is not yet clear.