Police in New York say Linda Douglas, 67, the sister of former Grenada Member of Parliament, George Prime was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler flatbed truck in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn, New York, Wednesday morning.
Prime served as Minister of Carriacou and Petit Martinique Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government, in Grenada’s House of Assembly, between 2008 and 2013.
Police in Brooklyn are asking the public for information on the killing of Douglas, as she headed to work in Harlem around 4:50 am.
Police said, Douglas, who was born in Aruba but grew up in Carriacou, the larger of Grenada’s two sister isles – the other is Petite Martinique – was in the crosswalk at Nostrand and Flatbush avenues in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, when she was hit by the 18-wheeler.
John Douglas, Douglas’s husband, told reporters that his wife, who worked as a nursing assistant, was up early Wednesday, heading to work for 6:00 a.m., at a nursing facility in Harlem.
“She was very quiet, very peace loving,” said Mr. Douglas, crying. “I can’t take it.”
He said Linda, who migrated to New York almost 50 years ago, was hoping to retire from her job at the unidentified nursing facility in a few weeks.
Police said they have located the truck and have been speaking with the driver, according to television station Channel 7 Eyewitness News.
No charges are yet filed against the driver.
Linda was the mother of two grown children and a grandmother of one.