Fri | Dec 13, 2019

Driver of garbage truck that killed Clan Carthy student charged

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 3:53 PM
The wrecked taxi and the overturned garbage truck at the gate of the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston - Ricardo Makyn photo

The driver of the garbage truck that overturned killing Clan Carthy Primary School Student, Benjamin Bair, has been charged with manslaughter.

He is 52-year-old Alten Brooks of 9 Miles Bull Bay, St Andrew.

The police say he will appear in the Home Circuit Court on Friday.

Bair died after the truck, which was at his school to collect garbage, moved off without the driver inside, slammed into a parked taxi and then overturned crushing him.

The incident left the school community and the wider public saddened. 

The government has since announced that it will be instituting new policies for the collection of garbage on school compounds.

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