Authorities said there was no indication that the driver of a Bellows International delivery truck was under the influence of alcohol when his six-wheeled vehicle ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon. Javon Alfred was on his way home after a Christmas party at the Julius Sprauve School. He was in the second grade
The food and drink distribution company based on St. Thomas issued a statement of condolence to the boy's family, according to a report by the Virgin Islands Daily News.
The newspaper report said the truck was turning into the right hand lane of Pond Bay road when the accident happened. "The businesses on St. John are growing but the infrastructure for the roads is not growing," Angelo Hill, the deputy police chief, said. "We would like distributors to realize that our roads are more narrow, so they need to slow down."