Five killed after vehicle plunges over cliff in Dominica

A vehicle ran off the road and plunged over a cliff in Dominica Sunday morning, killing all five people on board, reports say.

The accident reportedly occurred around 7 o’clock in Vieille Case, in the northern part of Dominica.

Reports say the vehicle fell into the sea after running over the cliff. All the victims are reported to be men.

The circumstances surrounding the accident was not immediately clear.

Photographs from the scene show debris in the waters below a tall mountain, with onlookers standing on a side.

The area where the accident occurred is represented in parliament by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, reports Dominica News Online.

Prime Minister Skerrit offered his condolences and said he spoke to one of the victims the night before.

“Just last evening I spent a considerable amount of time with one of the young men as we met with the young people from my constituency. In fact, he gave the welcome address at the forum. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased. We all share in the pain and suffering. For me personally, it can’t get closer,” Skerrit said.


  1. Madam chasnay
    August 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Rum not juice

  2. Minchington Israel
    August 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    CORRECTION: You need to edit out the first sentence, which says the accident occurred in Roseau.

    1. Anonymous
      August 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      It happened in Veille Case in the North of the island not Roseau!

  3. sharon terrell
    August 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    So sad this one is another reminder of how we must be so vigilant and careful.What happened to the driver,my condolences go out to these families.7am in the morning sun is up,i cannot believe that the driver could not see.Maybe Rum was a factor,or even speed.People respect the road,it takes lives and it never finish.

    1. Anonymous
      August 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

      You are asking what is wrong with the driver? He is dead! “7am in the morning, sun is up” and bright too. Don’t you think maybe the glare of the sun could have thrown him off? You can’t always be so quick to blame alcohol. If he was just at a function giving the “welcome address” the night before maybe he was to attend another function or work the morning. The point is, you are not the medical examiner, nor are u the police investigator, not even sure u saw him before the accident. Therefore, just send your condolences and stop speculating. Please and thanks!

  4. Anonymous
    August 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Look Sharron is already judgin .you have no idea what happened. .may be in wS your ignorant. Jamican that was driving

    1. Anonymous
      August 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Sharn it could have been a mechanica problem also.why you quick to judge in a bad way..stop trying to be a bad judge

    2. Anonymous
      August 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Sharon waa not judging she simply pointed our some of the most major causes of accident on our West Indian roads speed alcohol and sure mechanical too. We run our vehicles until something brrajkes before we change it ……facw facts people.

  5. 666
    August 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Scare-it is an evil man.

    1. Anonymous
      August 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      666 sounds like a mentally unstable man.have your brain checked again.its not what you say but it’s how you say it you re mind me of a friend who had some mental issues and died a year ago.he use to talk to himself and saying strange mad things

      1. 666
        August 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm


    2. Observer
      August 8, 2017 at 4:14 am

      What has politics got to do with this.

  6. SMH
    August 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Ppl. Stop assuming. We had a similar case a few years ago. The Morne Sion tragedy. Where 19 persons were perished. Only 17 were found. Have we forgotten? The only difference to this one it occurred in the day. Why are we so judgemental. Leave judgement for God.

  7. Anonymous
    August 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Sharon purposely didnot mention nechanical problem.once I went to change my brakes in a reputable garage and when I left the brakes was making a funny sound only to realize that the guy forgot to put something .it’s not only rum and racing which causes accidents.other things beyond your control can happen.sharon try to have an open mind

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  9. Anonymous
    August 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    So sad. May their families be consoled and strengtened during this tertible time

  10. fpjean
    August 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    God strengthen the families

  11. Dominican @heart
    August 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    One commmunity lost 5 five sons! Children will never see their dads again! Mothers are grieving! Fathers still trying to cope that their precious first Borns won’t return home! One community one extended family have to plan five funerals! Words cannot explain what I am feeling right now! These young men plunged to their deaths! Yet some of you have no heart no love no respect for our families our community our beloveds our sons our business men.
    Don’t be so judgemental don’t be so negative have a heart and let our families our community morn the horrific way in which these five young men departed this life 😔 So sad so much negativity…..where is your humanity? I’m sad heart broken for my family and also disgusted by some of the previous comments. God help us all ….

  12. sharonterrell
    August 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Anonymous August 6th 2017 at 3:16 Thank for coming to my defence,am simply stating some of the things that could have happened,i never .Thats all my people,please i dont know what it was it could be anything it could be a dog could have run over the road.I feel for the families,i don’t know them.You’ll want somebody to blame me so go ahead,am simply saying it could be any factor which caused their demise.Not judging or blaming i don’t know,it could have been a ghost run across the street. jesus got crucified so i can take it.

    1. Anonymous
      August 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

      sharon you trying to soften up now.i read you post but right now you trying to change what you said.we are not stupid.readers read it again.but at least she came to her senses

    2. Anonymous
      August 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Only now you know that.why you didn’t say that in the beginning.somebody put sense in your head.readers read her first post

  13. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Well Sharon if you dont know the facts…Shut up..until you always the first one to come out with. Your ignorant self run your mouth uselessly. You are to dam bright .in a sarcastic way…if you dont have something. good to say .then dont sayy antthinh at all

  14. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    To Dominican at heart…..Sorry for all theloses that took place.felling the pain with you’ll. .😔 sad sad.may their souls rest in peace and every one of them make it to other side..anf forget about all the sad comments that you read.some of my people dont know what to say ..when to say it.thera is a place anf time for everything.i think they are to ideal….may Almighty God give all involve.strength.and peace

  15. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    DID the road have crash barriers/guardrails to reduce the chance of this happening?

    1. Anonymous
      August 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      “it was reported to the police that about 7:00 a.m, motor vehicle registration number PQ978 owned and at the time driven by Marcellin drove off the road through guard rails and descended over a cliff about 400 feet deep and into the sea.

      “At the time of the incident the motor vehicle was travelling in a northerly direction at Ambas in Vielle Case…,” [excerpted from Dominica News Online]

      Yes, there were guard rails. But if you are traveling northerly at the time of the morning on the eastern side of Dominica, you’re likely to get sun glare, so it quite possibly could have been the contributing factor in this unfortunate situation.

      1. Anonymous
        August 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

        Guard rails are meant to keep a vehicle from running off the road no matter why one runs into them.

  16. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    To all the families, i don’t know u all, but i pray that God will keep you all under his wings, and may he comfort ur soul, my heart goes out to u all, may all the family find Comfort in God’s Arms.

  17. Nikki
    August 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    So apparently ppl not allowed to speak their mind an make their comments without getting bullied for it on here, if yall read Sharon first comment, she wasn’t blaming or judging, simply stated it could have been alcohol or SPEED, so why everyone so quick to attack an judge her, doing exactly what yall telling her not to do.

  18. Anonymous
    August 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

    That is a very sad story. It hurts and saddens ne even more when I see some of the comments posted by some. Let us remember their families who are now in pain. Please,let us not post negative stories.

    Sharon Terrell apologised and we are still posting negativity towards her. She apologised, leave her alone.

    As a St.Lucian we are thinking of you Dominica. Not all Lucians are negative.