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Mother Believes Deceased Son May Have Fallen Asleep Behind The Wheel


The mother of a young man who succumbed after a car crash in the early hours of Saturday morning told reporters she believes he fell asleep at the wheel.

Police said 21-year-old Keegan Louis was the sole occupant of a motor car that crashed into a wall fencing at Bois D’ Orange along the Julian R. Hunte Highway.

A medical practitioner pronounced the Degazon, Gros Islet resident dead at the scene.

Keegan’s mother, Louise Louis, noted social media reports citing alcohol and excessive speed as likely factors in the fatal accident.

“I am not a social media person, those who know me. We have heard of stories – there might be alcohol or drugs,” the mother told reporters.

“My son drank like I myself. We consume alcohol. But my son would not drink above his limit because he was this one. He had to be the designated driver. He was the one, my daughter would be out there and he would go out to just escort her and be with her. They had that relationship,” Louise explained.

She also said that Keegan was not racing.

“In my heart, I am not the police, but I do believe he must have fallen asleep behind the wheel. But like I said, we’re not judging,” Louise stated.

She described her son as an exceptional, talented, peaceful, humble young man.

“This young man brought peace in the lives of people,” the mother recalled.

She remembered speaking to him on Friday evening after returning from a Vieux Fort funeral.

“I saw Keegan with that joy and that happiness,” the mother said, adding that she and her son had a very close relationship.

“There was nothing to regret about him,” she told reporters, adding that she would never forget her son for his calm disposition, simplicity, and humility.



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  1. boy you see that thing they call sleep it not easy and to tell you the honest truth i believe the mother when she said he was not racing cause that place even if you driving fast there was no way you would leave the road and go and hit all over there

  2. True, I know what sleep behind the wheel, Thanks there were other people on board to wake me up cause the vehicle had left the road, . and hitting that wall had to be with alot of speed too. Sympathy to the families.

  3. May the young man RIP as he is unable to state what happened as he was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. Amen

  4. I feel your pain of losing your flesh and blood at such a young age. This is one if not the most painful experience for a mother.
    I pray that you find strength and comfort in God”s assurance and love.
    God bless you

  5. Condolences to the family…It’s just so hard to believe…I pray that you Ms.Louis find strength and comfort in the Lord.
    I know Keegan was your only sin and that bond you’ll had. It’s really,really, really sad.
    Keegan was a remarkable young man..Rest in peace ..

  6. I was taught, by Robert Christopher, one of St Lucia’s most brilliant engineers, how to avoid falling asleep while driving. He said” close one eye and you can never fall asleep while driving. This technique has worked for me everytime. Wish I had shared

  7. My condolences to this mother and her family may God be with you all the way, rest in peace Young man


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