Driver dies after veering into oncoming traffic

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ST. CROIX - A 21-year-old man was killed and a woman seriously injured after a traffic collision on Queen Mary Highway on Thursday evening.

V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said in a release Friday that members of the Traffic Investigation Bureau are investigating the fatal car accident that occurred just before 6 p.m. near the Castle Burke intersection on St. Croix.

Rames said residents called 911 emergency dispatchers to report a serious accident.

A 2005 gray Toyota Sequoia driven by a woman was traveling west, and a white Acura driven by Clarence Randolph, of Mutual Homes housing community, was traveling east on the Queen Mary Highway when they collided in the westbound lane, police said.

Officers said the Acura veered into the westbound lane and collided with the Sequoia at a high rate of speed and both vehicles sustained major damage.

Both drivers were taken to Luis Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Sequoia was treated for her injuries, and Randolph, the driver of the Acura, died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email

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