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St Catherine MC minority leader Palmer among two killed in crash

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 11:04 AMRasbert Turner
Minority Leader in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, the Jamaica Labour Party's Owen Palmer

Minority leader in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, the Jamaica Labour Party's Owen Palmer, was among two persons killed in a motor vehicle crash this morning.

The second person who died has been identified as 50-year-old Gideon 'Jimmy' Thompson, of Homestead district in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Three other persons who were also travelling in the ill-fated Honda Sport Utility Vehicle suffered injuries and have been hospitalised.

Palmer, who is the councillor for the Homestead Division in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, was said to be the driver of the vehicle when it crashed along the Old Harbour Road about 3:10.

As news of the crash spread, scores of persons descended on the Spanish Town Hospital.