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Friend ‘lost in seconds’

LISA KING, [email protected]

Friend ‘lost in seconds’

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Two seconds was all it took for friends of over 45 years, Irvine Samuels and Bentley Belgrave, to be separated.

“My brother-in-law died in two seconds. I could not believe it,” Samuels said yesterday.

Belgrave, 78, who was the passenger in the car driven by Samuels, became the 24th person to die on the roads early Saturday morning following a head-on collision at the junction of Pleasant Hall and the Charles Duncan O’Neal Highway in St Peter.

Belgrave lived in the United States since 1970, but visited the island every year and had been here since September. He was due to return on November 22.

Yesterday, Samuels was dealing with the emotional and physical pain after the ordeal. His wife, Sheila, who was Belgrave’s sister, was also openly grieving. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.