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Two people over 50 die in separate car crashes

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two people over 50 years old died in separate incidents involving motor vehicles yesterday.

In the first incident, the police report that 57-year-old Clive McKenzie of Steer Town, St Ann, died when his Toyota motor car collided with a Honda Civic about 12:25 a.m. along the Ocho Rios main road.

McKenzie and two others received injuries and were taken to hospital. McKenzie was pronounced dead.

In the second incident, 56-year-old Joan Robinson of Oxford district, Brompton, St Elizabeth, died after she was mowed down by a motor car at her home.

Reports from the Black River police are that at about 7:15 a.m., the driver of a Toyota Corolla motor car was travelling along the Oxford main road when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle.

The Corolla reportedly crashed into a utility pole, veered off the road and ended up in Robinson's yard.

Robinson, who was outside sweeping, was hit and sustained multiple injuries. She was rushed to hospital, where she later died.

The driver of the Corolla has since been taken into police custody.

The police continue to investigate both incidents.