Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
The driver of the sport utility vehicle involved in the crash that resulted in the deaths of five persons in Trelawny last Friday, has been charged with five counts of manslaughter.
He has been identified as 25-year-old Mark Amos, of a Kingston address.
Amos appeared in the Falmouth Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning and was offered bail in the sum of $1 million.
A stop order has been placed on him at the ports and he is to report to the Matilda’s Corner Police Station six days a week.
Police reports are that the accident occurred, after the SUV Amos was driving attempted to overtake a bus transporting tourists along the Northcoast Highway, in Trelawny.
The SUV reportedly slammed into a taxi travelling in the opposite direction, killing five of the seven persons aboard.
Seven tourists were also injured in the mishap.
One of them has since been airlifted to the United States to get treatment, after it was discovered that she had a fracture in her neck.