V.I. Ė A
St. Thomas woman who is charged in the death of a tourist during a vehicular
accident has been granted bail.
Friday, police arrested Jehrelle Warner, 27, of Tutu Hi-Rise housing community
and charged her with negligent homicide by means of motor vehicle, negligent
driving, operating a vehicle without a valid driverís license and failing to
yield the right of way at crosswalks in relation to an incident that occurred
Thursday on Havensight Road near the Tramway.
made her first court appearance on Monday morning and stood before V.I.
Superior Court Magistrate Carolyn Hermon-Purcell for her advice-of-rights
hearing. Having reviewed the probable cause fact sheet filed in the matter,
Magistrate Hermon-Purcell ruled that there was sufficient evidence to support
Hermon-Purcell maintained Warnerís bail at $25,000 and allowed her to post an
unsecured bond to secure her release, while ordering her to abide by a number
of court-imposed conditions, which include not driving a vehicle in the Virgin
Islands and not applying for a driverís license during the pendency of her
to the probable cause fact sheet filed by Officer LaToya Schneider, a woman
told police that she and her wheelchair-bound husband were crossing the street
on the pedestrian crosswalk when a vehicle came speeding in their direction. The woman told police that she heard the
brakes screeching and the vehicle struck the middle of the wheelchair on the
wheels, knocking the wheelchair out of her hands. The man fell from the wheelchair and one of the
womanís feet was caught under the wheels of the car.
The victims were rushed to
Schneider hospital where the woman was treated for her injuries and
released. The man suffered injuries to
his head and knees and later died, according to the probable cause fact sheet.
Investigation revealed that
traffic in the left lane stopped to allow the victims to cross the street, when
Warner overtook the safari in front of her and struck the woman and her husband
while they were in the right northbound lane crossing the street, Schneider
Warner is expected to return
to court on Feb. 16 for her arraignment hearing at which she will answer to the