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PHOTOS: Clarendon teacher killed, others injured in early morning crash

Published:Sunday | December 21, 2014 | 7:55 AM
Fire officals prepare to remove the crashed mini bus from the ditch - Barbara Ellington Photo
The wrecked mini bus which was chartered by a group of people to take them to a dance in Manchester - Barbara Ellington Photo
The mini bus in the ditch as passers by look on - Barbara Ellington Photo
A stretcher placed at the side of the road on which the dead teacher would be carried from the mini bus - Barbara Ellington Photo
Police run yellow tape to prevent passers by from rushing on to the immediate accident scene - Barbara Ellington Photo
Curious onlookers at the scene of the crash - Barbara Ellington Photo

Barbara Ellington, Public Affairs Editor

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

A Clarendon teacher was killed in an early morning mini bus crash along the Swansea Main Road in the parish while heading home from a dance in Manchester.

At least five other people, including the driver, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

The uncle of the dead woman has identified her as Anika Smith, a teacher at the Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon.

Neroy Williams, a resident of Swansea, said he was at home when he heard a loud impact.

He said when he looked outside he saw smoke coming from a ditch and so he and other residents rushed to investigate.

It was a mini bus which had crashed.

Williams said they managed to help the injured people to hospital, but the teacher appeared to have died on impact.

According to one eyewitness, the driver appeared to have lost control of the bus some 90 metres before it ended up in the ditch.

The incident has caused a traffic pile-up in Swansea as people try to get a glimpse of the woman's body.

Units from the May Pen Fire Station were called to pull the mini bus from the ditch.

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