July 8, 2002 – A 35-year-old St. Croix woman was fatally injured early Saturday morning after being thrown from the vehicle in which she was a passenger in the vicinity of Estate Glynn.
Sharon Knight suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Juan F. Luis Hospital, where she remained on life support until she was pronounced dead around 11 a.m. Saturday.
The mother of six, Knight had been a Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department employee for less than a year ago, according to her supervisor, Claudia Walker. "We are not taking it very well," Walker said Monday. "She was someone we loved and got to know well."
Walker said she received word of the accident about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and went to the hospital to join the vigil of family and friends.
Walker said although Knight's job was as a receptionist, she would volunteer to assist with other tasks around the office. She said Knight had just received her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results on Friday and was excited about registering for classes at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus.
"We ate Chinese food on Friday to celebrate her accomplishment," Walker said. "Today, she was going to sign up for school."
A friend who asked not to be named said Knight also had been preparing to celebrate the birthday of her youngest child on Saturday.
Lt. William Harvey, traffic commander, could not be reached for further information about the accident. There have been reports that Knight was riding with her boyfriend.
Knight's death was the second motor-vehicle fatality in three days on St. Croix. On Thursday afternoon, Keith Dasent, 35, lost control of the Suzuki Vitara he was driving and was killed when it crashed into a tree in the Frangipani area of Estate Mon Bijou. Witnesses said Dasent was speeding, and police said he was unfamiliar with roads in the neighborhood.
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