Anguilla records fourth road fatality for the year

ANGUILLA—A member of the Royal Anguilla Police Force died in hospital after crashing his motor truck on Sunday evening.

The police were called to a motor vehicle accident on the Sandy Ground Road at 6:40 pm. Involved in the accident was a motor truck driven by 36-year-old Ichol Mockett of Sandy Ground. No other vehicle was involved.

Mockett was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The police are investigating the accident and are asking for anyone with information who may have been on the Sandy Ground Road at that time, to report to The Valley Police Station. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to the family at this time. This is the fourth road fatality in Anguilla for 2016.

Commissioner of Police Paul Morrison and members of the Force are extending sympathy to the grieving family and friends of the deceased officer. Morrison described him as “a fine officer, a wonderful colleague and a great friend who touched the hearts of many.”

He said that family, friends and colleagues were all in attendance at the hospital at the time of his passing. He added that several pastors have been working with the police officers and staff of the Royal Anguilla Police Force to help them come to terms with the tragic loss.

“We sincerely express deepest condolences to Constable Mockett’s extended family both here in Anguilla and in his homeland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in his untimely passing,” he said.

Condolences were also expressed to the media in a press release from the Acting Governor Perin Bradley on behalf of himself and Governor Scott. “The Royal Anguilla Police Force has lost a popular and dedicated officer,” Bradley said. “I knew Mockett personally and our conversations were always warm and friendly. In this time of sadness and loss, my hope is that his contribution of faithfully serving our community will help bring us all closer together and encourage us to better serve one another.”

Source: The Daily Herald