St. Catherine Family Mourns Tragic Death Of ‘Promising’ Abigail Rowe

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Stevian Simmonds reports.

A St. Catherine family has been plunged into mourning following a horrific road fatality that claimed the life of 22-year-old Abigail Rowe, who they say was a promising young lady.

In addition to battling the loss of a loved one, Abigail’s family says they’re also grappling with insensitive remarks being made by persons paying tribute to the other person involved in the crash.

The fatal collision happened on Monday night, when popular disc jockey, DJ Venom, hit UTech student, Abigail Rowe, with his motorcycle while she was reportedly crossing the Spanish Town Bypass.

DJ Venom’s real name is Raymond Peart.

It’s reported that both Peart and Abigail died on the spot.

Abigail had just completed her diploma in Architecture and was pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the UTech.

Reports are, she exited a bus at a crossing near her March Pen Road home as she made her way from school.

But, Abigail didn’t make it home.

Her Aunt, Kadia Brooks, sought to explain how the tragedy reportedly unfolded.

She says the impact of the crash killed Abigail immediately.

Ms Brooks says Abigail was a remarkable young lady.

And, she blames what she calls the negligence of the now-deceased disc jock, for her niece’s death.

The grieving Aunt says Abigail’s loss has really hit the family hard.

According to the Road Safety Unit, up to November 26 this year, 300-and-84 persons have been killed in traffic crashes on the nation’s roads. One hundred and sixteen of them are motorcyclists.

He says he was awakened from his sleep by one of Abigail’s relatives.

Nicholas says when reality set in, he started having difficulty breathing.

Nicholas says he’s still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.

Nicholas Clarke, boyfriend of Abigail Rowe, who was killed in a traffic crash on Monday night.

He was speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.


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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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