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UPDATED: Identity of men killed in Hanover crash released

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:56 PM

The police have identified the two men that were killed today in an early-morning collision on the Barbican main road in Sandy Bay, Hanover.

Dead are 45-year-old Peter Chambers, businessman of Mosquito Cove, Hanover,  and 32-year-old Linton Smith, security guard of Salt Spring, Montego Bay, St James.

Police reports are that about 5 a.m., a Toyota Corolla transporting six persons was traveling towards Lucea when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Toyota Yaris, driven by Chambers, who was coming from the opposite direction.

The businessman, Chambers, and Smith who was a passenger in the Toyota Corolla died from injuries they received in the crash.

Five persons, including the driver of the Toyota Corolla, have been hospitalised.

Since the start of the year, 379 persons have died in more than 317 fatal crashes.

According to the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry, road deaths are down two per cent this year while fatal crashes are down 11 per cent.

Note: This story has been updated to include the names of the deceased and the total number of persons hospitalised.