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Vendor killed as JUTC bus crashes into building downtown Kingston

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Onlookers take pictures of the JUTC bus after it was removed from a building into which it crashed this morning, killing one man.
Onlookers gather of the scene of the crash in Parade, downtown Kingston

A vendor was this morning killed and other people injured when a state-owned bus crashed into a building in West Parade in the vicinity of Orange Street in downtown Kingston.

The identity of the vendor has not yet been ascertained and the number of injuries has not been ascertained.

Eyewitnesses say the driver of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus appeared to be having difficulty steering the vehicle before it struck the vendor then ploughed into the shutter of a building adjacent to a restaurant.

The incident resulted in a traffic pile-up in the capital city.

More details soon

*CORRECTION: Previously, this story had said the victim was a fruit vendor. This is not correct. He, in fact, sold slippers.