ST ANN, Jamaica — “It is rough” were the only words that Assistant Commissioner in-charge of Area Two, Julian Davis-Buckle, was able to use to describe her current state after receiving news of the untimely passing of 25-year-old Lorenzo Douse, a firefighter who was assigned to the Ocho Rios Fire Station.
Reports are that Douse died sometime after 2:40 pm in the vicinity of the Reynolds Pier in Ocho Rios, after a motorist overtook a line of traffic and crashed into the back of a fire truck that was parked at the side of the road.
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that Douse, who had just finished his shift, was standing at the back of the truck replacing some equipment when the car slammed into the truck and crushed him. He was transported to the St Ann’s Bay Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His colleagues have been plunged into mourning since the incident.
Minister of Local Government, Desmond Mckenzie, has also expressed his grief and appealed for motorists to be more cautious when using the roads.