The Bermuda Police Service has tonight confirmed the deaths of 29-year-old Demarcvjai Williams and 34-year-old Marco Salema – as the second and third road traffic fatalities of 2018.

A police spokesman said: “It appears that the fatal collision involving the two men occurred around 9:30pm Friday, March 16th as Mr Williams was riding a motorcycle in the eastbound lane of Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke and Mr Salema was riding a motorcycle in the opposite direction.

“Apparently after the two motorcyclists collided, one of the motorcycles involved also came into contact with a light truck being driven in a westbound lane of Marsh Folly Road.

“Both riders were seriously injured and despite life saving efforts at the scene, which continued as they were rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in separate ambulances, sadly each man was later pronounced dead.”

The spokesman added: “The light truck driver, believed to be a 55-year-old Devonshire man, was not hurt.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the families of the deceased following this tragic incident.”

Police personnel processed the scene of the fatal crash while traffic was diverted away from the area for “approximately five hours”. And the damaged vehicles (two motorcycles and light truck) were subsequently impounded.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the circumstances of this fatal collision continues. Any witnesses are urged to contact Constable Derek Simmons on the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

The BPS  also extended sincere condolences to the families and friends of both road traffic fatality victims.