St. Croix woman dies after crash

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ST. CROIX - Police are investigating a traffic collision that killed a 39-year-old woman Wednesday night and left several others injured.

V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Thursday evening that police are withholding the name of the victim at this time.

However, family and friends have identified the victim as Gloria Jarvis, of Estate Glynn, saying that she had a bright spirit and was a great person and awesome mother.

Rames said police were notified of the auto collision just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and when officers responded, they found the wreckage on the roadway involved a 1988 multicolored GMC pickup truck and a 2007 black Ford Explorer.

The GMC truck was traveling west on Melvin Evans Highway when it collided into the left side of the Explorer that was traveling east on the highway and was in the process of making a right turn at the intersection of the Clifton Hill traffic light, Rames said.

Jarvis was seated in the Explorer in the rear passenger seat on the left side of the vehicle when it was struck, according to Rames.

Jarvis received multiple injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to Luis Hospital, where she later died from the injuries she sustained in the car accident.

None of the other occupants in either vehicle had any serious injures, according to Rames.

Rames said the case remains under investigation to determine whether speed, road conditions or any other factor played a role in the crash.

- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email

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