Four Killed In Two Road Crashes


Police are reporting two road crashes in which four people have died.

The two double road fatalities occurred in Westmoreland and St Catherine between Sunday September 9 and Monday September 10.


In the St Catherine mishap, according to police, two men died as a result of injuries they received when the motor vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a tree in the vicinity of Cedar Grove on the Old Harbour Road in St. Catherine on Monday, September 10.


Dead are: 47-year-old Neil Lewis of a Tampa Florida, USA and 51-year-old Donald Gillins of Chapman in St. Elizabeth.


Reports from the Old Harbour Police are that about 1:45 a.m., Lewis was driving a Toyota Tacoma motor truck with Gillins as passenger when he allegedly lost control of the motor vehicle and collided into a tree on the opposite side of the road. Both sustained injuries and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.


In the Westmoreland crash, two persons who were on a motorcycle succumbed to injuries they received in a vehicular collision along Bowens Road in Sheffield, on Sunday.  They are: twenty-nine-year-old Demone Brown of Hanover and 16-year-old Roysha Buchanan of Kingsvale also in Hanover.


Reports from the Negril Police are that about 8:00 p.m., Brown was driving a Wassi motorcycle with Buchanan as a pillion from Savanna-la-Mar to Negril. On reaching a section of the roadway he allegedly tried to overtake a Nissan Versa motorcar with which the motorcycle collided after crashing into a Toyota Coaster bus travelling in the opposite direction. After the collision, the motorcycle burst into flames. Brown and Buchanan were taken to hospital where they died while being treated.

The fire department conducted cooling down operations.

Franklin McKnight

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