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Two die in Lilliput crash

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Saturday, December 07, 2013    

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LILLIPUT, St James — Two persons were killed Thursday when the motor vehicle in which they were travelling climbed an embankment and overturned along the Lilliput main road.

Police have identified the dead as Donwayne Gordon, 26, and Desmond Henry, 38, both of Barrett Town here in St James.

According to the police, about 1:15 pm, Gordon was driving a Toyota Corolla motor car, licensed 5266 FQ, along the Lilliput main road heading towards Falmouth, when he lost control of the vehicle as he attempted to overtake a line of traffic.

"He was travelling in the direction of Falmouth and came on the right hand side of the road, attempted to overtake a line of traffic and when he realised that he could not make it, he cut in back sharp and hit the embankment and lost control of the vehicle, which overturned," Inspector Conrod Cummings of the Barrett Town Police Station told the Jamaica Observer.

According to Cummings, the impact of the crash caused both men to be thrown from the car.

They reportedly died on the spot.

Almost three weeks ago, three persons from the Barrett Town community lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident, in close proximity to Thursday's deadly crash.

The constabulary has again urged the motoring public to observe the speed limit and warned that there would be an increased police presence on that section of the Northern Coastal Highway.

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