On the morning of July 15th, 2023, Police on Nevis received reports of a hit-and-run traffic incident in the New River area. At that time, preliminary investigations revealed that Florence Ella Merchant, an elderly lady of Hickmans, had been seriously injured in the incident. She was subsequently transported to the Alexandra Hospital for further examination and treatment. Regrettably, Ms. Merchant succumbed to her injuries on July17th, 2023.
Presently, there is one (1) person in custody assisting Police with the investigation. To date, no member of the general public has come forward to formally assist. Nevertheless, we continue to ask for the public’s assistance as we aim to resolve this matter in a timely and efficient manner. We also ask for patience, restraint, and understanding as we continue to investigate the incident.
The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force expresses sincere condolences to all who have been negatively impacted by this traumatic occurrence.