RBDF marine killed in car crash

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine was killed in a car accident on Baillou Hill Road yesterday, according to authorities.

The RBDF identified him as Marine Seaman Arnold Amerthil, 27.

According to police, shortly before 6 a.m. the driver of a Honda Saber was driving south on Baillou Hill Road in the area of the Farmer’s Market when he crashed into a utility pole. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A passenger was transported to hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Amerthil enlisted in the RBDF on January 11, 2018. After completing new entry training he was assigned to the Squadron Department aboard HMBS Nassau where he served as a seaman, the force said.

RBDF commander, Commodore Tellis Bethel extended condolences on behalf of the force to Amerthil’s daughter, A’Kayla; parents, George and Yasmin Amerthil; and other loved ones and friends.

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