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53 killed in road-related crashes so far this year

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 10:56 AM
A taxi in tatters after an accident along the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 in 2012.

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Fifty-three persons have been killed on the roads since the start of the year. 

The number jumped to 53 following yesterday's horrific crash in Trelawny which claimed the lives of four foreigners. 

The number is higher than the similar period in 2014 and 2013. 

Twenty-eight road-related deaths were recorded for February, the highest for that month in three years. 

Yesterday morning, Sergio Gonzales, Garvin Arias, Ruiz Farael and Oliver Torres died when the Toyota Yaris motor car in which they were travelling collided with a trailer along the Braco main road. 

Torres is from Spain and the other three are from the Dominican Republic.

They were employed to the Bahia Principe Hotel in Pear Tree Bottom, St Ann where one of the men was a manager at the hotel and the other three, electrical engineers.

The men were, reportedly, heading towards St Ann.

Reports are that the driver lost control of the car and swerved into the path of the trailer, which was heading in the opposite direction.

The trailer ran off the road and overturned.

The bodies of the men had to be cut from the mangled car.

The trailer driver and a female passenger escaped with minor injuries.