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Four killed in two crashes in Westmoreland, St Catherine

Monday, September 10, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting two double fatal collisions in Westmoreland and St Catherine between last night and this morning.

According to reports from the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), a man from the United States is among the deceased.

In the first incident, which took place last night in Westmoreland, 29-year-old Demone Brown of a Hanover address and 16-year-old Roysha Buchanan of Kingsvale also in Hanover, succumbed to injuries received in a collision along Bowens Road in Sheffield in the parish about 8:00pm.

Reports are that Brown was driving a Wassi motorcycle with Buchanan as a pillion rider from Savanna-la-Mar to Negril and on reaching a section of the roadway he allegedly tried to overtake a Nissan Versa motorcar with which he collided after crashing into a Toyota Coaster bus travelling in the opposite direction.

CCU reported that after the collision the motorcycle burst into flames following which Brown and Buchanan were taken to hospital where they died while being treated.

Over in St Catherine, 47-year-old Neil Lewis of a Tampa Florida, USA address and 51-year-old Donald Gillins of Chapman in St Elizabeth died after a Toyota Tacoma motor truck being driven by the former with the latter as passenger, crashed into a tree on the opposite side of the road in the vicinity of Cedar Grove on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine about 1:45 am.

Both sustained injuries and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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