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UWI med students die in crash

Published:Sunday | November 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, was left in mourning yesterday after two medical students died in a motor vehicle accident.

Top academic performers, 19-year-old Danielle Hanson of Ward Grove, Mandeville, Manchester, and 19-year-old Mikhail Campbell of Patrick Gardens, Kingston 20, died in a two-vehicle collision on Old Hope Road, St Andrew, early yesterday morning.

Reports from the Matilda's Corner police are that about 1 a.m., Hanson was driving a red BMW motor car in which Campbell was a passenger along Old Hope Road, heading in the direction of Papine.

Upon reaching a section of the roadway, Hanson hit a kerb and lost control of the vehicle, which collided with a Toyota Prado motor vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Hanson and Campbell were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Toyota Prado was treated and released.

The police have reported 288 road fatalities since the start of this year. This is 11 more or four per cent above the corresponding period last year, and puts at risk the target of fewer than 300 road deaths for the year.