Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Auto Accident

An apparent hit-and-run killed a pedestrian at about 10 p.m. Friday on Brookman Road, St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.

The victim was identified by next of kin as 37-year-old Royson JnoBaptiste.

According to the police report, JnoBaptiste was walking across Brookman Road heading east, when a maroon Acura MDX traveling north on the road struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the collision, as required by law, police said.

JnoBaptiste was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment, but died of his injuries a short time later.

Officers are searching for the driver of the maroon Acura MDX and urged anyone who has any information about the incident to call 911 or the VIPD at 340-774-2211.