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UWI students dead in road crash

Published:Saturday | November 29, 2014 | 11:35 PM

Two students of the University of the West Indies, 19-year-old Danielle Hanson, of Ward Grove, Mandeville, Manchester and 19-year-old Mikhail Campbell of Patrick Gardens, Kingston 20, died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision along Old Hope Road, St. Andrew yesterday.

Reports from the Matilda's Corner Police are that about 1:00 a.m., Hanson was driving a red BMW motorcar, in which Campbell was a passenger, along Old Hope Road heading in the direction of Papine.

Upon reaching a section of the roadway Hanson hit a curb and lost control of the vehicle, which collided with a Toyota Prado motor vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Hanson and Campbell were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Toyota Prado was treated and released.

The police have reported 288 road fatalities since the start of this year. This is 11 more or four per cent above the corresponding period last year and puts at risk, the target of fewer than 300 road deaths for the year.