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CMI students die in Palisadoes crash

Kimmo Matthews

Saturday, June 22, 2013    

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TWO male students of the Caribbean Maritime Institute died yesterday in a motor vehicle crash along the Palisadoes main road in Kingston.

According to the police, Obrian Tapper and Luke Dillon — both in their early twenties — were travelling in a blue Honda Civic motor car towards the Habour View round-a-bout when their vehicle crashed into a Mitsubishi Pajero that was heading in the opposite direction towards the Norman Manley International Airport. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 pm and caused a major traffic pile-up on the busy strip.

"Tapper, the driver of the [car] was killed on the spot while the other student succumbed to his injury at hospital," a police officer on the scene told the Jamaica Observer.

They said it took firefighters who were called to the scene several minutes to cut the students from the mangled vehicle.

The driver of the Pajero, meanwhile, was admitted to hospital in serious condition.

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