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Virgin Atlantic cabin crew member killed in accident in St Lucia

Quinton Garrathy Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Quinton Garrathy had worked for Virgin Atlantic along with his wife Naomi

An airline cabin crew member from Southampton has been killed in a road accident on a Caribbean island.

Quinton Garrathy, 38, died after he was hit by an SUV in St Lucia as he walked near the Gros Islet Highway near the Rodney Bay Marina.

The collision happened on Sunday at about 01:35 BST.

Mr Garrathy, who worked for Virgin Atlantic along with his wife Naomi, was taken taken to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force said Mr Garrathy had been on holiday at the time. The force said a post-mortem examination would be carried out.

A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said: "This is a very difficult time for the crew member's family and our heartfelt condolences go out to all who knew him.

"Quinton will be missed by all his friends and colleagues at Virgin Atlantic who are deeply saddened by this news."

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