Cop involved in fatal crash in Falmouth

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A police officer was involved in a fatal crash on the Foreshore main road in Falmouth on Tuesday evening.

This was confirmed by Superintendent Carlos Russell of the Trelawny police, who disclosed that the officer was off duty and driving a private vehicle at the time.

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Richard Wykeham, a security guard of a Race Course address in Falmouth.

According to reports about 4:15pm, a Isuzu motor truck was travelling along the roadway when there was a collision with a motor car. Wykeham, who was standing at the side of the road, was subsequently hit.

He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

His death comes just a day after a woman was killed a few miles away along the Salt Marsh main road.

On Monday, 50 year old Christine Sharpe, a waitress of a Mango Walk in St James, died after the Toyota Corolla she was driving was involved in a collision with a Toyota Hiace Bus.

The incident happened about 5:20pm according to the police where she suffered a number of injuries. Firefighters were called in and who had to extricate her from the wreckage. She was later pronounced dead at hospital.

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