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Road crashes claim two lives in St Catherine, one in Kingston
2013-02-10 15:50:33 | (0 Comments)
Two people died in separate crashes near Ewarton, St Catherine this morning.
Rasbert Turner photo - The motorcycle on which Kevari Newton was traveling being placed on a wrecker this morning.
A 63-year-old higgler identified as Sylia Mary James of Padmore Drive, Kingston 10 died as a result of injuries she received during a motor vehicle collision on the Mount Rosser main road.
Reports from the Ewarton police are that about 7 a.m., a white Toyota minibus transporting passengers to St Ann and a grey Honda motorcar were traveling in opposite directions along the Mount Rosser main road when they collided.
The occupants of both vehicles were taken to hospital, where James, a passenger in the motorcar, was pronounced dead. The others were treated and released.
In the other incident, a motorcyclist was killed along the Linstead bypass.
He was identified as Kevari Newton, a 27-year-old labourer of a Kingston 20 address.
Reports are that about 8 a.m. the Honda motorcycle was traveling behind a Daihatsu truck towards Ewarton.
Upon reaching the vicinity of the Commodore cemetery, the truck was turning right when Newton tried to overtake it, but collided into it. Newton died on the spot.
Yesterday, a motorcyclist was also killed along Harbour Street, downtown Kingston when he was crushed to death by a tractor trailer.
He was identified as Wayne Lyons, a press maintenance supervisor at The Gleaner Company.
He was employed to The Gleaner for more than 16 years.
Investigations are ongoing.
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