Teenager crushed to death
June 25, 2004

Teenager crushed to death

The normal hustle and bustle associated with Saturday mornings, was quickly turned into sadness for the residents of Murray’s Village.
Melancholy bathed the faces of the residents as they came in full view of the mangled head of fourteen year -old Kevin Cornwall, whose body lay on the Village’s main road. {{more}}
Cornwall met his death when the rear wheel of the truck on which he was travelling reversed on his head.
This accident occurred about 11:45 a.m.
The truck, driven by Julian Fairbain of Lowman’s Leeward, was transporting sound equipment from the Grenadines wharf ironically for Cornwall’s elder brother Rohan, who is known in musical circles, as D.J Kanu.
Reports are that Fairbain’s vehicle may have been attempting to swerve from an oncoming vehicle when the accident took place.
It was also reported that Kevin was sitting on one of the ‘speaker boxes’ from which he fell.
Kevin’s mother Claire was in Kingstown at the time of the accident. On her return, she wept uncontrollably as she will never get another chance to communicate with her last child.
Cornwall’s death was the second road fatality in four days.
The previous occurred Tuesday, June 15, when 47-year-old Renrick James of Hopewell, fell from a pick-up truck at Arnos Vale.
Cornwall was a Form Two student of the Emmanuel High School at the time of his death.
He was expected to continue his final term examinations last Monday but now is expected to be laid to rest next Monday.
Police are carrying out investigations into his death.