Bermudian Killed In North Carolina Car Crash

April 2, 2013

[Updated] Bermudian Jurina Smith Vincent-Lee was killed in a car collision in North Carolina on Saturday [Mar 30] that claimed two lives.

The Herald Sun reports that two people died in the collision, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. about two miles east of Hillsborough. Ms Vincent-Lee was westbound when her 2007 Toyota Scion collided with a 1998 Ford Escort driven by Dixie Shively. Both women died at the scene in the crash and a resulting fire.

The 35-year-old worked in Bermuda as a police officer before moving to North Carolina where she worked as a human resources and training liaison for the North Carolina Central University campus police department.

Update 7.17pm: Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva said, “On behalf of the Bermuda Police Service I extend sincere condolences to the family of Jurina Smith.

“Jurina is a former Bermuda Police Officer who joined the Service as a Cadet in August 1995. She went on the following year to attend Recruit Foundation Course #52, where I was one of her trainers. I remember Jurina well, and I commented on her training reports that she was “an energetic young officer with huge potential.”

“During her short career with us she earned a Letter of Good Work from Commissioner Jean-Jacques Lemay for her excellent work on the Task Force. Jurina left the Service in January 1999 to pursue further education, and she returned to us as a Summer Student until 2004.

“Jurina will be remembered as a keen and determined officer who was always warm and pleasant. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family for their untimely and tragic loss.”

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  1. Pickup says:

    So sad. Condolences to her family and friends.

  2. nuffin but da truth says:

    Jurina Smith Vincent-Lee was a real nice person…this is very sad news.

  3. Ciera F says:

    NCCU mourns her loss. As a Bermudian currently in school at North Carolina Central University I feel the loss on both ends. My deepest condolences to her family.

  4. seaweed says:

    My condolences…so sad.

  5. nuffsaid says:

    My condolences to the family..

  6. Tired of the BS says:

    Baby sister gone but not forgotten. Condolences to the family

  7. My Condolences go out to the family & friends @ this time, may God comfort the family & friends. My heart goes out to you all. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. BLESSING. SO SAD.

  8. Arghh! says:

    This is so tragic – Very sorry for your loss. Friends and loved ones – I hope you find peace.