Sunday 7 June, 2020

7-year-old crushed to death by building material from overturned truck

A seven-year-old boy, Nathan Newell, was crushed to death on Friday afternoon in Belmont, St James by construction material that fell from an overturned truck in which he was travelling.

The tragedy occurred at around 2pm when the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle while travelling on a steep hill in the community.

Newell, who was travelling in the back of the truck where the building material was, ended up being thrown from the unit, and was crushed by the material that came crumbling down on top of him.

Some of his relatives who were in the front of the truck, also sustained injuries from the mishap, and also had to be treated at at hospital.

The truck driver has been taken into custody by the St James police for questioning in relation to the incident.

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