By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
AN employee of the Grand Bahama Shipyard is dead following a traffic accident in Freeport on Monday morning.
The victim, Everett Moxey, was driving a champagne coloured Nissan Bluebird on West Sunrise Highway shortly before 7am when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a utility pole. It is not known if Mr Moxey was on his way to work at the time.
According to Inspector Terecita Pinder, the driver died at the scene. Investigations are continuing into this latest incident, which pushed the island’s traffic fatality count to seven for the year.
Last month, two persons were killed in car accidents.
On July 25, 19-year-old Jamond Jatizo Henfield, of Holmes Rock, was killed while driving along East Sunrise Highway.
The teen, a 2015 valedictorian, was ejected from his Chevy Cobalt and died at the scene after colliding with a Ranger Rover on East Sunrise Highway, near the Fortune Hills area.
On July 23, Gregory Cartwright, 37, of Pioneers Loop, died after his Toyota Corolla collided with a white Lincoln limousine on Coral Road, near Nansen Avenue. The two accidents were classified as the fifth and sixth traffic fatalities, respectively.
Police are appealing to motorists to drive with care and attention and within the speed limit. Motorists and their passengers are also being advised to wear their seat belts.