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Aug. 13, 2001 – A St. Thomas woman is dead after the car in which she was riding careened over the side of the road near the hairpin turn on Mafolie Hill Road.
Police rerouted traffic at both ends of the road late Saturday night as ambulances transported the injured to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital.
According to the Daily News, six women were traveling in the vehicle which apparently lost control just before the turn, causing the four-door Suzuki Esteem to jump a foot-high wall and drop 30 feet down the hill on the other side, landing on a road below.
Family members called Radio One early Monday morning to say the dead woman was Desiré Telemaque, one of four sisters who were passengers in the vehicle. Police had identified the deceased as 27-year-old Diane Telemaque.
Of the five surviving passengers, two were reportedly in stable condition at the hospital Sunday, and three were treated and released Saturday night.

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