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Three killed in three fatal crashes in just over hours

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Three people have been killed in three separate fatal crashes mere hours apart in western Jamaica.

In the first incident, 72-year-old Gladston Brown, a retired farmer of Ulster Spring, Trelawny died as a result of injuries he received when he was hit by a truck along the Bamboo Spring main road in the parish last evening.

The Ulster Spring Police say about 6:30 p.m., Brown reportedly fell from an embankment into the path of a freightliner truck and was run over.

He received multiple injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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In Westmoreland, the Whithorn Police say about 9:30 p.m last evening, 24-year-old Ryan Earle of Morass Road in the parish was walking along the roadway when he was hit by a motorcar.

Residents took Earle to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

In the third incident, 33-year-old Orrett Samuels, a farmer of Vineyard district Black River, St. Elizabeth died after he was hit by a motorcycle on High Street last night.

The Black River Police say about 10:10 p.m., Samuels was walking along the roadway, when a motorcycle, travelling from the opposite direction, crashed into him.

Samuels along with the driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries and were taken to hospital where Samuels died this morning while the motorcyclist was admitted in a stable condition.


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