Fame FM DJ Venom and UTech student die in St Catherine crash
Popular Fame FM radio personality and disc jockey, Raymond Peart, well known as DJ Venom, was among two persons who died in a crash on the Spanish Town bypass in St Catherine on Monday night.
The other deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Abigail Rowe, a student of the University of Technology (UTech).
Preliminary reports are that sometime after 9 pm, Peart was driving a motorbike along the road when the vehicle hit Rowe while she attempted to cross the bypass.
Peart, who was thrown from the motorcycle, and the injured woman were assisted to the hospital, where they both died.
There has been an outpouring of grief since news started to surface of the disc jockey's tragic demise on Monday.
One of his colleagues at Fame FM, DJ Narity, posted on Twitter: "This cyaa real. I refuse to believe this. “Me n (and) u jus a start run joke an reason. God knows best."
The official Twitter account of TVJ's flagship morning programme, ‘Smile Jamaica’, a part of the RJR/Gleaner Group under which Fame FM operates tweeted: "Condolences to the family and friends of UTech student, Abigail Rowe, who also died in the tragic accident involving DJ Venom."
Several other social media users also joined in, adding their condolences to family members and co-workers of the deceased disc jockey.
"It is one of those sad mornings to hear DJ Venom (Raymond Peart) really gone. Fame (FM) won't be the same. Rest up, ‘chargie’. Condolences to the family and his fellow DJs at Fame, "one social media user posted.
No photo of the female was available up to publication time.