Sunday 17 June, 2018

St Ann community mourns loss of taxi driver killed in crash

Kenroy Clarke, otherwise called 'Danny'

Kenroy Clarke, otherwise called 'Danny'

The St Ann community of Orange Hill in Brown's Town has been plunged into mourning after a 33-year-old resident was killed in a car crash along a section of the North Coast Highway on Friday night, January 5.

The deceased has been identified as Kenroy Clarke, popularly known as 'Danny', a taxi operator of Orange Hill in the parish.

Police reports are that about 11:30 p.m., Clarke was travelling north along the highway in a Toyota Fielder motorcar.

Further reports are that on reaching vicinity of the overhead bridge in Steer Town, Clarke lost control of the motor vehicle, which crashed into a ditch.

The police were summoned and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

As news of the tragedy spread, several friends took to social media site, Facebook, to express their shock at Clarke's sudden death.

He has been described by several persons as an honest, humble and caring man.

One of Clarke's friends, while expressing his sadness at the tragic death, pleaded with motorists to be careful on the roads.

His heart-wrenching post read:  "To all my fellow drivers, please be extra careful on the roads. We can't take any chances, especially when it's wet.

“If it means arriving late, then so be it. If you feel tired, stop and rest. We cannot put our friends and families through the trauma and anguish of having to come to the sudden news of us falling victim."

He concluded his post by saying: "RIP Kenroy Clarke, friend for years, and to his family and friends, just know that the Lord is still in control."

Another Facebook user said:  "U death mess up the community. A real humble yute".

A female friend shared: "RIP Danny (Kenroy Clarke). You will be sadly missed... Your memories live on."