Teenager dies in Traffic Accident Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Evan Garnett Jr., the 19 year-old grandson of Amandala Newspaper Publisher Evan X Hyde, died in a terrible car crash on Saturday Morning, May 10.

 Garnett reportedly went socializing with his friends on Friday night, and sometime after 4 a.m., he was driving back home to his house at Los Lagos. At mile 11 on the Philip Goldson Highway, he lost control of his vehicle and veered into the opposite lane, and off to the opposite shoulder of the road. His white Honda Accord car slammed into an old bus parked on the side of the road. The impact was massive and his car’s roof was shorn off in the aftermath. Police believe that Garnett died almost instantly from the collision.

 Garnett’s death is number 16 in the number of fatalities to have happened on the Philip Goldson Highway in the jurisdiction of the Ladyville Police. Rural Executive Officer, ASP Christopher Noble, has told the media that his officers have been trying their very best to ensure that safe driving is practiced in their jurisdiction, but they desperately need the cooperation of the public to curb the number of fatalities.

Meanwhile, Garnett’s family must now make preparations for his burial, and try to recover from his tragic loss. Evan Garnett Jr. is the son of Jacinta Hyde-Garnett and former basketball star Evan ‘Duck’ Garnett, he was the nephew of KREM TV Talkshow personality Evan Mose Hyde. He is also the nephew of Cordel Hyde, the PUP’s 3-term Area Representative for Lake Independence, who has recently returned to politics as a standard bearer for that constituency.

Some 15 hours after Evan Garnett’s passing, his close friends from school, held a candlelight vigil in his honour.