Wed | Jan 17, 2018

11 injured, two Clarendon men dead after market truck crashes into ditch

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 11:00 AM
The scene where two people died after a market truck overturned in St Catherine. – Norman Grindley Photo

Two Clarendon men lost their lives when the truck they were travelling in crashed into a ditch on the Mandela Highway in St Catherine last night.

The deceased have been identified as: 75-year-old Winston Powell, a farmer of Copperwood district and 34-year-old Hubert Williams – a labourer of Chapelton district, both in Clarendon.

Police reports are that about 11:30 p.m., both men were passengers on a Leyland motor truck laden with market produce travelling into Kingston.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle which crashed in a ditch.

The truck tilted and the market produce fell on the passengers.

The Police were summoned and the injured passengers taken to hospital, where Powell and Williams were pronounced dead and 11 others treated.

Investigations continue.