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Diondre Samuel charged for death of Lashauna Bridgen

Belmont resident Diondre Samuel, 26, is to appear in Court today charged with causing the death of Jamaican national Lashauna Bridgen,29.

The police have charged Samuel with causing death by dangerous driving.

Samuel was the driver of a grey Toyota Crown motor car that struck Bridgen on Friars Hill Road shortly before 6am on 20th January, 2022.

According to reports, Bridgen, who was a security guard, was reportedly on her way to work walking from west to east of Friars Hill Road when she was struck by a car travelling from south to north in the vicinity of Village Walk.

The woman was transported by EMS to Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre and was being treated for her injuries when she passed away at 10:23 am.

Bridgen is the country’s first road fatality for 2022.

The results of an autopsy on Tuesday revealed the woman died as a result of the injuries she sustained following the collision.

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