Sunday 24 May, 2020

19-year-old man crushed to death in Bog Walk Gorge crash

File photo of the Flat Bridge in the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine.

File photo of the Flat Bridge in the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine.

A 19-year-old man was crushed to death in a two-vehicle collision on the Bog Walk Gorge road in St Catherine on Thursday.

Police reports are that around 7.50 am, Ricardo Stephenson of a Riversdale, St Catherine address was driving a Suzuki Swift motorcar, which collided with a truck.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene to, among other things, remove the victim from the motorcar. Reports are that he died on the spot.

The crash caused a massive traffic jam along the busy roadway, forcing motorists to have to use the alternative routes through Barry and Sligoville.

The corridor was cleared to accommodate vehicular traffic several hours later, and motorists were then advised that the thoroughfare was back to normal.

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