PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday April 25th at approximately 10.25 a.m. police patrols, traffic department, Ambulance Department, Detectives and Forensic Department were sent to the Sanitary Landfill (Public Dump) for a serious incident where a man was rolled over by a truck and was not showing any signs of life.
On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of man with initials J.R. (58) who was a Dominican National.
Witnesses stated that the victim was accidentally run over by a garbage truck with license plate Z-221 while reversing. Others tried to warn the driver of the victim being behind the truck but it was too late. The victim was pronounced dead by a medical doctor who arrived on the scene. Next of kin will be informed as the traffic department finalizes their investigation.