Driver in fatal traffic accident arrested


Bike Rider 15SIMPSONBAY, Sint Maarten — On Tuesday September 6th 2016 at approximately 05.00 p.m. the cyclist with initials B. de H. was struck by a vehicle while riding on the Airport Boulevard and died shortly after at the Sint Maarten Medical Center of the wounds he sustained.

The victim was a physical instructor at Milton Peters College and recently transferred from Sint Eustatius to Sint Maarten.

The male driver of the suspect vehicle has been arrested later in the evening on Tuesday and put into custody for further investigation.

The Police Department has learnt that on Wednesday September 7th all students and staff of Milton Peters College were informed of this tragic accident by the school management.

The Police traffic Department continues to work on this case to determine exactly what the cause of this accident was. As more details become available the media will be informed.

The Police Department extends sincere condolences to his partner and family and friends of the victim.