Virgin Islands jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr., an up-and-coming rider on the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana circuit, died from injuries sustained during an automobile wreck in northern Kentucky early Monday morning.

The 28-year-old St. Croix native suffered the fatal injuries around 12:30 a.m. Monday in Florence, Ky., while driving to his home near the Turfway Park race track.

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