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Driver charged in deadly pedestrian crash

Thursday, April 04, 2019

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Spanish Town Traffic Department charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving, following a crash on Morrison Street in St Catherine last week Tuesday.

He is 26-year-old Major-Mark Bennett, a truck driver of Henry Morgan Avenue, Kingston 11.

Reports are that about 5:40 pm, Bennett was driving a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck along Morrison Street when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, which struck 37-year-old Diana Taylor and her three-year-old daughter, both of Morrison Street.

Taylor and her daughter were taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead and her daughter admitted in a stable condition.

Bennett's court date will be announced at a later date.

Investigations continue.