Six Die in Bog Walk Crash

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The Marine Police along with the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard have recovered six bodies from the Rio Cobre following a vehicular crash on Saturday.

Dead are: 43-year-old Stephen Ricketts, Benjamin Ellis, Shaveon Ricketts, Shujay Ricketts and Shantel Morris and Oneil Robinson all of Commodore district, Linstead in St. Catherine

Reports are that about 1:00 AM., the six were reportedly among eight persons travelling towards Bog Walk in a Suzuki Grand Vitara motorcar; when the driver lost control of vehicle and ran off the road into the river.

Investigators say it appears the deceased drowned before help could reach them.

Two persons survived the crash and are now in hospital.

The motor vehicle was removed from the water with the assistance of the Spanish Town Fire Department and the Jamaica Defence Force.

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