Police intensify probe into


Police intensify probe into

Observer writer

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


WHITEHOUSE, St James — The police in St James are yet to make a decision on whether the driver of the truck transporting bottled drinks, which killed a senior citizen in the Whitehouse community of St James on Friday, is to be charged.

“The driver was served a warning notice, while a file to determine if the driver should be charged is being prepared,” Detective Sergeant Eulette Lewis Green told the Jamaica Observer West earlier this week.

The dead woman has been identified as 60-year-old Jennifer Wright from the seaside community of Whitehouse in St James.

The incident reportedly occurred shortly after noon.

It is alleged that the driver of the truck was reversing when the front right wheel ran over the woman.

“After the truck hit her back way, she dropped and the man (driver) continued. He (driver) didn't know what he hit,” said an alleged eyewitness from the Whitehouse community.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Lewis Green is encouraging eyewitnesses to tell the police what they know.

“We want persons who have witnessed the incident to come forward and give statements so that we can complete the file; they can go to the Coral Gardens Police Station,” Lewis Green urged.

Residents are claiming that Friday's accident was the fifth motor vehicle fatality to have occurred in the community in recent times.

And while Friday's accident may not be related to speeding, the residents say “the community is having an issue with speeding”.

“We are calling on the authorities to put in place sleeping police on the road that will assist with curbing speeding drivers,” said one resident.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon