Nine people have been killed in road crashes since the start of the Easter holiday.

The latest fatal crash happened on Milford Road, Ocho Rios, St. Ann on Sunday.

Reports are that the driver lost control of his motor vehicle and hit a tree. The driver died while the passenger was treated at the hospital.

Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kenute Hare, says this holiday period is one of the worst he’s seen in recent times.

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Mr. Hare says speeding and the refusal of drivers to wear a seatbelt contributed to some of the crashes.

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Meanwhile, 100 people have been killed on the road since the start of the year.

Mr. Hare says this is down from the 128 deaths recorded for the corresponding period last year. He’s making another plea to members of the public to be safe on the road.

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