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Man Dies After He Crashes Car ‘During Fight With Wife’

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

A 24-year-old man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a tree on Sunday during a “physical altercation with his wife,” according to police.

The force of the crash propelled the driver and an infant out of the car. The baby is in critical condition in hospital.

Two other persons, a woman and a 3-year-old, who were also in the car at the time, are listed in stable condition.

The accident happened around 5pm on Prince Charles Drive.

Superintendent Craig Stubbs, who heads the police Traffic Division, said the victim was driving a 2002 Honda Stream west on Prince Charles Drive when he lost control of his car and ran into a tree.

“The driver hit a Poinciana tree on the southern side of Prince Charles Drive near the Winton Shopping Centre. Upon colliding into the tree, the vehicle overturned and stopped some 180 feet from the point of initial contact,” Supt Stubbs said.

“The male driver and the baby were ejected from the vehicle. From our initial investigations he was not wearing a seat belt and it seems as though the infant was in the mother’s lap at the time of the accident. At last check, the baby was in the Special Care Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital with serious injuries to his skull and lungs. The mother walked away from the accident and the other child, who is three, was in the back in a car seat. He is in stable condition. The driver died in the hospital about an hour after the accident.

“We have not been able to speak to the mother yet because she is heavily sedated, but eyewitness say they were arguing and having a physical altercation in the vehicle, which may have led to the accident.”

Police have not identified the victim, but The Tribune understands he is 24-year-old Jonathan Adderley.

Supt Stubbs said police are still investigating the accident, but he urged adults to wear seatbelts while driving and strap children in a car seat.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact police at 911 or 919 or the Traffic Police Station.

Comments

sansoucireader 5 years, 4 months ago

Oh! Was this near Super Value Winton? Was just there and saw a sign knocked down, wondered what that was about.

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Purcell 5 years, 4 months ago

Stupid cow. She would also have beaten the pilot of the plane she was flying if she felt angry.

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darius 5 years, 4 months ago

Oh God! I can't begin to say how angry this makes me? How can you be so irresponsible? This is horrible! They deserve serious punishment. I can't even feel sorry for them. https://cadouritari.wordpress.com/">Ionut

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Honeybun 5 years, 4 months ago

This is so sad...my prayers are with the little babies. Lord please let them recover and be okay.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 5 years, 4 months ago

As sexist as it may sound, she certainly is not the first woman to drive a man crazy! The sad loss of life and injuries for this family are likely a consequence of serious mental/emotional instability, of the kind afflicting many in our society today due in large part to the everyday severe stresses caused by years of failed government policies and political graft.

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duppyVAT 5 years, 4 months ago

Sooooooooo, is she going to be charged with manslaughter???????????

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B_I_D___ 5 years, 4 months ago

My only feelings go out to the children and the harm that BOTH parents have caused them, mentally and physically. No one knows for certain what caused the fight...definitely should not have been physical while the car was in motion...should not have been physical at all, but it also goes back to all this foolishness unfolding in front of the kids. My wife and I have disagreements, it never comes to anything physical, and sure as heck is never played out in the presence of the children. If that is the mentality of the parents, they should not be parents at all, just perpetuates this growing trend of violence.

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