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2 Car Collision Claims Life Of A 5 Year Old Girl Traffic Bureau Division Investigates The Incident

June 24, 2019

Christiansted, St. Croix - On June 24, 2019, at about 7:33 pm, a two-car collision occurred on Peter’s Rest Rd, west of the Cool Out Bar intersection of Peter’s Rest, Christiansted, between a 4-door gray Dodge Durango operated by 28-year-old female, and a brown Chevy S-10 pickup truck operated by a 43-year-old male driver.

The Dodge Durango was heading eastbound and the Chevy S-10 was heading westbound.

The Chevy S-10 merged into the eastbound lane causing a head-on collision.

The Dodge Durango flipped twice and stopped on its left side causing the two minor passengers in the back seat to be partially ejected.

Citizens on the scene helped push the vehicle off both minors and removed them from under the vehicle.

The Durango had four occupants, including the driver.

The Chevy S-10 had no passengers.

Penelope Tutien, the 5 year old minor girl in the Durango, succumbed to her injuries at around 1:33 am at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

Both drivers and passengers were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for their injuries sustained in the crash.

This case is still open pending any further investigation by Traffic Bureau Division.

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