A Vieux Fort man is scheduled to appear in court later this month after he was arrested and charged in connection with the death of 25-year-old Emeron Jn. Marie, alias Shem, of Beanfield, Vieux Fort, according to relatives of the deceased and law enforcement sources.
Fitzpatrick Gilkes, alias Ricky, 53, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving for the Monday, October 23, 2017 vehicular accident, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. along the promenade, adjacent to the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, in Vieux Fort.
Bail was granted to Gilkes at the Second District Court in Vieux Fort on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in the sum of $5,000 cash and $1,000 suitable surety.
Gilkes’ vehicle collided with motorcycle, registration PC 388, driven by Jn Marie, who sustained serious injuries and was conveyed to St. Jude Hosptal via ambulance, but later succumbed.
Gilkes was charged for driving in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Jn Marie, under section 73(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act 8.01 of the revised laws of St. Lucia 2008.
The accused is expected to appear in court on November 21.