WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — An ex-cop died from injuries he sustained in a crash in Strathbogie, Westmoreland on Saturday morning.
The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Craig Morgan, from a Pipers Corner address in the parish.
Reports are that Morgan was driving his motorcycle when it collided with a white station wagon travelling in the opposite direction, about 1:30 am.
He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased’s brother, Michael Morgan told OBSERVER ONLINE that his brother got along with everybody.
“Yuh cyah deh yah suh and have a straight face [around his brother],” noting that he was a jovial person.
“Mi head lef mi body, when I got the news of his death,” the distraught brother recalled.
His brother said, he and his deceased brother were playing last night like little children. Only to get the sad news of his passing hours later.
“Him seh hug mi up mi likkle bredda, mi love you enuh and said him soon come,” he added.
Morgan’s grandfather Rupert Guthrie, told OBSERVER ONLINE that his grandson did not deserve such a gruesome death.
“Mi feel sorrowful, he should have never died like that him gone too soon,” shared a distraught Guthrie.
He describes his deceased grandson as a jovial and kind young man.
Christine Baker, Morgan’s neighbour shared the same sentiment.
“Him nuh deserve this kinda death, I don’t know who don’t feel it inna this yah community,” she said.
“Yesterday a boy took the key from his bike and seh, deh bike yah a guh kill yuh, look like the boy saw his death coming,” she explained.
As of May 20, the country has recorded 157 fatal crashes, 11 of which happened in Westmoreland. Since the start of the year 47 motorcyclists have been killed; six of them were from Westmoreland.