Kenneth Deterville, the husband of deceased accident victim Leysel Charlery Deterville, has said that he is heartbroken at her tragic death Thursday morning, trapped beneath a motor vehicle which is reported to have run off the road, overturned and burst into flames.
Deterville said he and his 28 year old wife have been separated for about a year and he does not know about her personal life.
But he asserted that she was still his wife.
He told reporters that they interacted when it came to matters involving the couple’s four year old son.
“I don’t have the words to tell him how his mother departed,” the employee of a local security company explained.
Deterville recalled that the last time he saw his estranged wife was last Saturday when he took their son to a birthday party she threw for the boy.
He described his wife as a young, vibrant person who was full of life.
(Leysel Charlery Deterville)
The deceased, a resident of Bishop’s Gap, Castries, was the front seat passenger in a Nissan X-Trail which was being driven by 32 year old Richie Richelieu when tragedy struck near the Courts branch at Marisule at around 3.am Thursday.
One of Richelieu’s family members told St Lucia Times that the two were en route from Rodney Bay.
The mother of the deceased woman, Catherine Charlery, known as ‘Ancella’, described her daughter as a very loving and kindhearted child.
“She makes it her duty to try and assist you and if there is any way in which she could help, she would help,” the mother said.
She recalled that she last spoke to her daughter last Saturday.
According to the mother, at that time the deceased spoke of plans for a birthday party for her four year old son before he returned to school.
Charlery said Thursday morning when she heard on the radio about an accident, she remembered that two of her children used the Castries to Gros Islet route to go to work every day and expressed the hope that they were not involved.
However the mother said her hopes were dashed when she received a telephone call with the tragic news.