Police ID Road Victim: 29-Yr-Old Jevanie Fubler

February 3, 2013

smokey jpgThe police have officially named the young man who died yesterday following a collision as Jevanie Fubler.

Mr Fubler — also known as “Smokey” — was a firefighter, and was also well known for his involvement in local sports.

The 29-year-old was involved in a motorcycle collision on Frog Lane at around 6am yesterday morning [Feb 2], colliding into barricades set up by the work area.

The badly damaged bike could be seen hovering by an excavated area on the Devonshire road.

A statement issued today [Feb 3] said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 29 year old Jevanie Fubler of Devonshire.

“Mr. Fubler was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with barricades and ended up in an area undergoing roadwork along Frog Lane in Devonshire during the early morning hours of Saturday, February 2nd.

“Mr. Fubler was pronounced dead at 7am Saturday by an on call doctor at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to Mr. Fubler’s family to assist them at this tragic time.

“The investigation into this fatal collision is ongoing and witnesses, specifically anyone who may have been at the scene or travelled through the Frog Lane, Devonshire area between 1am and 6:15am Saturday morning, are encouraged to come forward.

“In addition, anyone who was with Mr. Fubler immediately prior to this collision or knew his whereabouts Friday night (February 1st) should contact PC Roger Fox at the Roads Policing Unit directly on 247-1157.

“The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Fubler,” the statement concluded.

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are often on scene saving the lives of others, and yesterday they faced the tragedy of losing one of their own. Senior officials from the Fire Service, including Fire Chief Vincent Hollinsid, arrived on scene yesterday in very somber moods.

Speaking in behalf of the BFRS, Divisional Officer Wenda Roberts said, “The Chief Fire Officer, Officers and members of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service would like to extend their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Firefighter Jevanie Fubler.

“Jevanie became a fulltime firefighter with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service in 2009. After basic training he was assigned to the Airport Operations Division where he remained until his untimely death.

“Jevanie was instrumental in forming the Service’s softball team for the recent Corporate Games and was in the process of having the team participate in a friendly softball league due to start this month.

Mr Fubler is pictured below playing softball:

jevanie fubler

“Jevanie was a hardworking, dependable, friendly employee who will be sadly missed by all. Words cannot begin to adequately portray the tremendous sorrow that all members of the Fire Service are feeling in the wake of this loss.

“It is an extremely difficult time and we now must work through the grieving process as we honor a life that has been cut too short,” Ms Roberts concluded.

In what Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines called a “national crisis,” the island has seen a rash of road deaths lately, with five people dying on the roads already this year and six people dying in the last six weeks.

The death of Andrew Peniston on Jan. 6 was the first road death of the year, the death of Haile Matthews on Jan. 18 was the second, the the death of Torrie Baker on Jan. 19 was the third, and the death of Jason Darrell following a motorcycle collision on Jan. 26 marked the fourth. Last year had ended with tragedy on the roads, with Malik Weeks being killed in a collision on Christmas Day.

The police investigation into the collision that claimed Mr Fubler’s life is ongoing, and witnesses or anyone who was with Mr. Fubler prior to this collision or knew his whereabouts Friday night should contact PC Roger Fox at the Roads Policing Unit directly on 247-1157.

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  1. We Will Miss You Smokey says:

    The world has lost a tremendous guy…..Smokey you will never be forgotten as you have touched so many people during your life.

    RIP Smokey

  2. Lady J says:

    An unfortunate situation. May God place his loving arms around his family and friends during this very difficult time.

  3. My Smokie is gone :( says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Smokie’s family, may they find peace in the fact that he was loved by so many and they should feel proud of the kind, gentle, funny, loving person he was!
    RIP Smokie, softball will never be the same… xo

  4. Johnny says:

    RIP cousin, may God bless my family while we all go through this difficult time. Jevon you are gone but not forgotten,THE BATTLE IS NOT OURS IT IS THE LORD. stay safe family.from your cousin Michelle

  5. SunShine says:

    He really was one of the Good ones and my sincerest Condolences to family. May he RIP.

  6. seaweed says:

    RIP Mr Fubler and condolences to the family

  7. white girl says:

    So sad to loose someone so young and full of life as Jevanie. I’ll miss your energy, smile and infectious enthusiasm, Smokie. Rest easy, my friend.

  8. Just a Librarian says:

    R.I.P. Smokey…surely going to miss you mate. such a sweet and positive soul.

  9. only in Bermuda says:

    Wishing Jevonie’s family sincere comfort during this time. This is airy Mr. Fubler and Mr. Matthews lived only doors from each other and to see how close the accident spots were within 2weeks from each other.

    Prayers for both mothers going up.

  10. “It is not! an easy road we are travelling too our destination….heaven….” But many of these roads here, are long. But remember; that JESUS walks with you as He enlightens your journey as y’all, live in perfect peace every day. No! No! it is not an easy road we are travelling……BUT JESUS…. conquers all… in His time……”.
    To His family n friends n colleagues;…..find peace in knowing, that “absent from the body! is to be present with GOD”! GOD will not leave his family comfortless, but will instill in them a peace, a sweet peace that passes ALL understanding n receive that which GOD will give them during their days of sorrows n healing. Be strong in the LORD n in the great POWER of HIS MIGHT is my prayer. GOD BLESS the families.

    R. I. P……..my brother 4 GOD IS!!!

  11. Good Yout says:

    RIP Smokey…

  12. Condolemces to the family and friends at this time,may the love of God and the peace of God comfort you during these trying times.

  13. sminks says:

    I will miss you coming to my job just to say hi to me. Love you Smokey. Will miss you.

  14. my heart goes out the the family & friends. Andrea I hope you find comfort @ this time I feel for you in every way, just know that I am here for you if needed ok just stay strong as the battle is not yours my heart goes out to you even more. GOD WILL ALWAYS SEE YOU THROUGH. GONE TO SOON SMOKEY. RIP, LOVE ALWAYS:

  15. alsys says:

    I really haven’t the words to say how much I’m going to miss you. Rest well, my friend.

  16. Out n about says:

    BDA, please SLOW DOWN because you can claim an innocent life. I have had this happen to my family nearly a decade ago, and today I see the driver enjoying his life (still at the bar and FULL HOT BTW) but I cannot see my cousin.

  17. Rea W says:

    I cannot believe you are gone. Your smile will be missed.

  18. tj says:

    Y he had 2 die y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. tj says:

    Good guy

  20. Life will never be the same and this is seven months later but it feels like it just happened today. Thank for the words of encouragement and comfort. Much blessings to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Its seven months down the road but it feels like it just happened today. Life will never be the same. This was one of the best sons a mother could want.
    Thanks you all for your words of encouragement and comfort during these hard times.