KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is expressing condolences to the relatives and Clarendon College family of the late Neville ‘Manny’ Peart, assistant manager of the Clarendon College daCosta Cup football team.
Peart died in a motor vehicle accident on the PJ Patterson Highway in St Catherine on Thursday night, after reportedly visiting the Clarendon College team in Kingston. He was on his way back to Clarendon.
“I am in sympathy with all connected to Mr Peart. His passing is a real tragedy and coming at the time it did, just hours before the daCosta Cup final today (December 3). Rest in peace, ‘Manny’ Peart. You served the football programme at your alma mater and the community in general well,” the Minister said.
Reports are that about 8:30 pm, Peart was driving a Toyota Hilux motor truck towards Clarendon when his vehicle collided with a Nissan motor van, which then crashed into the median and overturned.
Peart sustained serious injuries and was assisted to the hospital by a passerby.
The driver of the Nissan motor van also sustained injuries and was assisted to the hospital by the police.
Peart later succumbed to his injuries while being treated.