Police are conducting investigation into the circumstances which resulted in a road fatality which occurred sometime around 5:35 am, on Saturday the 4th day of November 2017, along Pleasant Hall Road, St. Peter, at its junction with the Charles Duncan O’Neal highway.

Involved were two (2) motorcars, which resulted in the death of 78-year-old Bentley DeCoursey Belgrave, a Barbadian, who resides in the United States of America (USA), who was the passenger in a motor car being driven by his brother-in-law.

The first motor car was being driven by Irvin Samuels 71 years of Boscobelle, St. Peter who was accompanied by Belgrave, while the second motorcar was being driven by Nayib Straker, 22 years of Doughlin Village, St. Andrew.


Preliminary investigations revealed that the motors car were travelling in the opposite direction along the road, when there became involved in a head-on collision in a corner.

Nayib Straker complained for pain to his neck, and received several lacerations to his upper body. Irvin Samuels complained for pain to his chest, shoulder, and right hip, and received a laceration above his right eye.

Straker and Samuels were both transported to the QEH by ambulance for medical attention. Belgrave suffered injuries to his chest, and subsequently died at the scene.

Investigations are continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed this accident, or can provide any information to assist with the investigation, is being asked to contact the District ‘E’ Police Station, at telephone number 419-1730.

  • Roland Cobbler – Insp. (Ag);
    Public Relations Officer
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