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Death of teen at J’Ouvert, result of misadventure

Death of teen at J’Ouvert, result of misadventure


A Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Camilla Trimmingham has determined that her death was as a result of misadventure.{{more}}

On Tuesday, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, a five-member coroner’s jury returned a unanimous verdict of “death by misadventure,” less than a day after proceedings commenced.

However, SEARCHLIGHT was not able to report on the matter, as we were told that members of the press would not be allowed in the courtroom.

According to a release from the police at the time of Trimmingham’s death, on July 8, 2013, shortly after 6 a.m., Trimmingham, 17, was pinned under the rear wheels of the truck TK 721, owned and driven by Desmond Llewellyn, on J’Ouvert morning, as part of the Vincy Mas celebrations.

A hospital source had told SEARCHLIGHT that when the teenager arrived at 6:30 a.m., she was already dead.

A post mortem revealed that Trimmingham died as a result of multiple trauma.

A total of 11 witnesses were called during the inquest, including the deceased’s father, Curlan Baptiste.

Coroner Rechanne Browne-Matthias presided over the matter.

The decision of the Coroner’s Inquest means that no criminal wrongdoing caused the death of Trimmingham.(KW)