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Portland accident claims two lives

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 9:10 AM

A major crash along the Spring Garden main road in Portland last night claimed the lives of two men.

They are Dwayne Gooden otherwise called ‘paree’ and Benjamin Simpson also known as ‘Ben’.

Both men are from addresses in the parish.

The police say Gooden and Simpson were passengers aboard a Toyota motor car, driven by another man, from Buff Bay to Port Antonio at about 9 o’clock last night.

They say upon reaching a section of the Spring Garden main road, the car slammed into the back of a Mitsubishi Evolution and flipped over several times, throwing Gooden onto the roadway before landing in a gully.

Residents reportedly heard the impact and rushed to the aid of the injured men including the driver.

Gooden and Simpson were pronounced dead upon their arrival at the Annotto Bay hospital, however, the condition of the driver is not known at this time.