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Man Dies in One-Vehicle Collision on Emancipation Drive

A man on St. Croix died Sunday in a one-vehicle collision, the V.I. Police Department reported.

A concerned citizen reported a one-vehicle accident and that a man was trapped inside the car to the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:10 a.m. Sunday. The accident occurred on Emancipation Drive in the vicinity of Canebrake Apartments in Frederiksted, according to the police report.

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Juan Nales Jr. by next of kin, police said.

VIPD, Rescue, Fire, and EMS were dispatched to the scene. An investigation revealed that the blue 2007 Acura TSX was traveling from north to south on Emancipation Drive. While approaching the Canebrake Apartments, Nales lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road onto the eastern shoulder and collided into a tree and the fence of the apartments, the report stated.

The EMTs on the scene did not find any vital signs and Nales was pronounced dead at 1:27 a.m., the report stated.

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