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Good Friday motor vehicle crashes claim two lives

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 1:42 PM

Two men died in separate motor vehicles crashes yesterday, the first day of the Easter holiday weekend.

They have been identified as 44-year-old building contractor Mark Ellison, of Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, and 42-year-old labourer Carl James, of Whitehouse, in Westmoreland.

Data compiled by the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry show that since the start of the year 93 persons have died in 87 fatal crashes islandwide.

However, the Road Safety Unit says the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways is down 24 per cent when compared to the corresponding period last year while the number of fatal crashes is down 16 per cent.

The Santa Cruz Police report that Ellison lost control of the Honda motorcar he was driving after overtaking another vehicle.

It’s reported that he crashed into a wall and was pronounced dead at hospital.

The Bluefields Police report that James lost control of the Toyota motor car he was driving and crashed in an embankment.

He was pronounced dead at hospital.