Three Perish in Manchester & St Elizabeth Crashes


Three people died in two separate motor vehicular crashes in Manchester and St. Elizabeth yesterday.

One of the accidents was a multi-vehicular crash on the Melrose By-Pass in Manchester that claimed two lives.

Head of the Area Three Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Clifford Chambers, says two trucks and two other vehicles were involved in the multi-car smash-up.

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The Manchester Police later confirmed that two people died as a result of injuries they sustained in the crash.

Two other persons remain in hospital in serious condition.

Meanwhile, the other crash happened on the Goshen Main Road in St. Elizabeth.

Head of the Constabulary’s Traffic and Highway Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, says the man who died in the accident was overtaking a line of traffic and crashed into a tree.

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He says the crash could have been avoided.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.