stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados

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.



Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website ( in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.


  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


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend