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Driver in Swansea, Clarendon fatal crash gets bail

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:24 PM

The driver of a motor car which crashed in Swansea, Clarendon on March 1, killing two women, has been granted bail.

Oneil Masters was granted bail in the sum of J$600,000 when he appeared in the May Pen Resident Magistrates Court on Friday. He has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving.

The owner of the vehicle, Michael Francis of Lionel Town in the parish, was also charged with aiding and abetting. It is alleged that Francis loaned the vehicle to Masters knowing that it was not licensed or insured.

Masters was reportedly driving the car along the Swansea main road towards May Pen with the two women aboard when he overtook a line of traffic and lost control of the vehicle.

It crashed into a canal and 20-year-old Vanessa Peart was thrown from the vehicle. She drowned in the canal. Several hours later the other woman, Kayon Brown, 29, succumbed to injuries she received while undergoing treatment at the May Pen Hospital.

Peart is to be buried today following a funeral at the May Pen Seventh-day Adventist Church.