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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