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Teacher and 7-year-old son among three killed in Bog Walk crash

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:24 PM

Three people, including a woman and her seven-year-old son, were killed last night following a head-on collision between a truck and a car in Bog Walk, St Catherine.

Dead are 34-year-old Sheryl Francis-Parkes, a teacher of the Mickleton Housing Scheme and her seven-year-old son, Ajani Parkes.

A woman identified as Jean Grant, of an unknown address, also died in the crash.

Reports are that about 7:45 Francis-Parkes was driving a Toyota Corolla motor car towards Bog Walk.

Upon reaching Kent Village the car collided with a Leyland truck driven by Marcus Robinson of Greater Portmore, St Catherine.

All three occupants of the Corolla were pronounced dead at hospital.

Deputy Superintendent in charge of operations at the Police Traffic Division, Courtney Cubrie, says the investigation is under way to determine who is at fault.

However, he expressed concern about the multiple fatalities that resulted from the crash.

 

Head of Operations at the Police Traffic Division, Deputy Superintendent Courtney Cubrie