The deceased scooter rider was a helicopter pilot who ‘lived his dreams’
Police have identified South African Henrique David Dos Santos, 55, of Belmont Estate, as the scooter driver who died after crashing into another vehicle near Havers on March 1.
Although the police road unit is still investigating the cause of the collision, “initial inquiries indicate that the collision occurred when the vehicle entered the Sir Francis Drake Highway from a side road”, said Diane Drayton, police information officer, March 2.
“The deceased was heading east on the same highway.”
Police initially said Mr Dos Santos, known as “Ricky”, was found unconscious at the scene.
A professional helicopter pilot, Mr. Dos Santos was co-owner of Antilles Helicopter Services, a Virgin Islands company that offered scenic tours as well as medical assistance, airport transfers and other services, according to the Tourism Board. BVIs.
“He lived his dreams”
He was also a man who lived every day to the fullest, his partner Wendy van Breda said in an interview on Tuesday.
An avid aviator and motorcyclist who loved the Virgin Islands, Mr. Dos Santos was inspired to start the helicopter business as a new way to share the beauty of the territory, she added.
“He lived his dreams and achieved them, and that’s exactly what he was,” Ms van Breda said. “There are a lot of things to remember about him.”