Christopher Townsend, the lawyer representing high-riding dancehall artiste Munga Honourable, has revealed that his client was not in fact driving at the time of a three-vehicle accident that left a Canadian national, a woman, dead.
The woman, Tashana Cumbermack, a 26-year-old woman of a Canadian address, who was reportedly in the back seat of the Toyota Axio and seated beside Munga Honourable, died as a result of injuries sustained when the accident occurred.
“Munga Honourable wasn’t driving at the time of the accident, he was sleeping the back seat with the young lady after having performed on a show. The car was rented by the young lady who is a Canadian citizen, and most of the damage to the car was sustained in rear of the vehicle, that is why it was primarily Munga and her who sustained injuries, which suggests they were in the same place,” Mr. Townsend told Jamaica Today.
“Munga sustained damage to the head and chest, he was treated and sent home.”
Reports from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) are that Munga, whose given name is Damian Rhoden, was in the back seat of the Toyota Axio motor car along the Mandela Highway about 5:50 am when his vehicle crashed into a Suzuki Vitara.
Police say the Vitara then crashed into a Hiace bus. Munga and a male passenger in the Axio were admitted to hospital and have subsequently been released, but the Canadian citizen was killed.
Munga has been riding high with his ‘Nah Mad Ova No gal’ hit.
By: Claude Mills