Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Security guard perishes in St Ann's third fatal crash for 2019

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A 20-year-old security guard became the third road fatality in St Ann for 2019, following a motor vehicle crash in Brown's Town on Friday night.

The deceased has been identified as Donovan Barnett, otherwise called 'Chico', of Sterling district in Alexandria, St Ann.

Police reports are that at about 9:00 p.m., Barnett was a pillion travelling on a motorcycle in an area known as Wilberforce in Brown's Town.

Upon reaching a certain point of the roadway, the driver of the motorcycle swerved to avoid a collision with a truck.

The driver then lost control of the motorcycle, which crashed into an embankment.

Both men who were on board the motorcycle then fell from the unit.

The police were alerted and both men were transported to the hospital, where Barnett succumbed to his injuries.

His death came three days after another fatal crash, which resulted in the death of 39-year-old Robert Wisdom, a musician of Runaway Bay, St Ann.

Police reports stated that on Tuesday, January 8, at about 4:00 a.m., Wisdom was driving a Daihatsu motorcar, when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, which collided into another car.

He was taken to the St Ann’s Bay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

St Ann's first road fatality for 2019 occurred on Thursday, January 3, when 23-year-old Jerome Hall, otherwise called 'Putus', a mechanic of Keith district in Brown’s Town, died from a motor vehicle collision on the Discovery Bay main road.

Reports are that about 3:30 p.m., Hall was driving a Yamaha 600 motorcycle towards Ocho Rios, when the cycle collided with a Toyota Corolla motorcar.

Both drivers sustained multiple injuries and were taken to hospital, where Hall was pronounced dead.

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