Driver involved in fatal Westmoreland crash to turn himself in to police
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – A senior superintendent of police has confirmed that the driver who reportedly fled the scene of a fatal collision in Bluefields Westmoreland on Monday has made arrangements to turn himself in.
“The attorney for the driver has made contact with the police and made arrangements to bring him in this morning,” head of the Westmoreland Police Division, Senior Superintendent Wayne Josephs told Observer Online on Tuesday morning.
The police have also identified the five persons who died in the accident. The deceased are; 65-year-old Oneil Allen, otherwise called ‘Dummy’ and his mother Angella Samuels, both of Mount Edgecombe, Farm district; 39-year-old Petrina Wallace and her 15-year-old daughter Lavecia Forrester, both of Gordon district Whitehouse; and 54-year-old Janet Thompson of McAlpine district, all in Westmoreland.
Forrester is said to have attended Petersfield High School.
According to police reports, about 3:30 pm, the taxi, with six people onboard, was travelling towards Whitehouse when the vehicle it was travelling behind slowed down. The cab driver swerved, collided with a truck that was travelling in the opposite direction and ended up in a tree.
Three of the occupants of the Noah died on the scene, while the two that were transported to hospital succumbed to their injuries on Monday night.
– Kimberley Peddie