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Single-Vehicle Crash Leads to Discovery of Firearms

A single-vehicle crash on St. Croix Sunday has left one man injured and the discovery of several firearms, the V.I. Police Department reported.

At approximately 3:55 a.m., VIPD officers were notified and dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to Rattan Road, Route 74, to investigate a single-vehicle collision that occurred near Estate Rattan, according to the police report.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were informed by members of Fire and Rescue that the male driver was pinned on the driver’s side of the vehicle but removed and taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital Emergency Room for medical treatment, the police report stated.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of a four-door black Ford Edge lost control of the vehicle, veered right across the eastbound lane and struck a WAPA utility pole and a huge white boulder on the shoulder of the eastbound lane. The driver was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash, the report stated.

During the preliminary investigation, there were approximately five firearms discovered in the vehicle. This matter is currently under investigation, according to the report.

The driver of the Ford Edge sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured pelvis, a broken rib, injuries to the left leg and hip joint, and suffered cuts and bruises about the body. The victim had a Blood Alcoholic Content of 3.175 percent over the legal limit, police said.

This case remains open and under investigation by the Virgin Islands Police Department Traffic Investigation Bureau, St. Croix district.

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