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One athlete dead, second hospitalised after car bursts into flames

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaican athlete reportedly perished and another one hospitalised after the car they were travelling in crashed and burst into flames along Hope Road in St Andrew early this morning.

The police have not yet released the names of the persons involved in the crash but it is understood that they are athletes who represented Jamaica at the recent World Athletic Championships in London.

Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, said the two persons were travelling in a Honda Civic towards Papine on Hope Road about 4:45 a.m. when on reaching near the intersection with Lady Musgrave Road, the driver reportedly lost control of the motor car.

Allen said the Honda Civic crashed into the concrete median and then burst into flames after hitting a wooden utility pole.

Both persons were rescued from the inferno where one was pronounced dead at hospital and the other one admitted in serious condition.

Investigations continue.