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UPDATE: Truck plunges over precipice on Spur Tree Hill

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:08 PM
Carolyn Reid Cameron Photos
A bystander looks over the precipice on Spur Tree Hill where the crash happened early this morning.
Curious passerbys leave cars parked near the site of the crash to get a glimpse of the mangled truck.

The driver of a truck died early this morning when the truck he was driving plunged over a precipice on Spur Tree Hill in Manchester. 

Dead is 45-year-old Rohan Jumi of Green Acres, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The police say Jumi died from injuries he received in the accident.

They say that about 5 a.m., Jumi was driving a Freightliner truck heading in a westernly direction when he failed to negotiate a corner and lost control of the vehicle that landed in a gully.

Jumi and a female passenger was removed from the truck and taken to hospital where he died, the female was admitted and is being treated.

This morning scores of people enroute to different destinations stopped to view the mangled truck. 

Gleaner reader Carolyn Reid Cameron was among them and filed these photos.

NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect the name of the truck driver and other information received from the police.