Journalist Jefferson Michel Casseus died in accident in Merge

We learned over the weekend that the popular journalist from Television National d'Haiti, (TNH) passed away. It was reported that Jefferson Michel Casseus died following a car accident in the region of Merger, Haiti.


The accident took place last Sunday. We are at this time collecting more information on the accident and will be providing these additional information momentarily.

As per news dated, August 31, 2015, two journalists Jefferson Michel Casseus (35) from the National Television of Haiti (TNH) and Jhonson Baptiste (25), a contributing editor of Daily Le Nouvelliste, both died in a violent head-on car collision on the previous evening (17:30 hrs) on National Road No: 2 in Merger (south of Port-au-Prince). Two more people have died in the same accident. Two journalists, along with one woman were travelling in a green Suzuki car--they all died. Baptiste died on the spot while Casseus was seriously injured; he was initially taken to the 'Doctors Without Borders Hospital' in Carrefour, but was later shifted to the Hospital of the 'State University of Haiti' (HUEH) where the doctors were on strike, he was left unattended for almost two hours and died. His final words were "I am choking". The other car to the accident was a Honda Accord, damaged to a lesser extent, was carrying back four people from the beach.

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