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UPDATE: Westmoreland crash victims identified

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 6:40 PM

The police have released the identities of the three people killed this morning along the Belmont main road near Whitehouse in Westmoreland.

They are 48-year-old vendor, Pisley Ennis, of May Pen, Clarendon; 47-year-old Paulette Watt of Georges Plain, and vendor Neville Campbell, of Gallery district, Westmoreland.

It's reported that shortly after 7 o'clock, the loaded Toyota Hiace minibus was on its way to Kingston when it crashed into a parked truck on Farm Road killing the three on the spot.

Several passengers were treated and released from the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, while others, including the driver of the bus, remain hospitalized.

The police believe speeding was the main cause of the accident.

Director of the Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare, has described the bus crash as a needless calamity.

This morning’s deaths push the total road fatalities for the year so far to 324.

The figure is well beyond the 240 mark that the Road Safety Unit had targeted for 2014.

The figure is also the highest since 2009, when 347 road deaths were recorded.

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