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Car driver killed in early-morning crash involving bus

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A man is dead following a crash involving a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) staff bus and a car this morning.

The crash occurred about 3:50 along the Spanish Town bypass in St Catherine.

The unidentified driver of the motor car died in the crash and a second person in the vehicle rushed to hospital in serious condition.

Inspector Mark Watson of the Spanish Town police said the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when the car drifted into the path of the bus.


Inspector Mark Watson, of the Spanish Town Police

The driver of the JUTC bus was treated and released from hospital.

Inspector Watson says based on his observation both vehicles were speeding.

He says preliminary information suggests the driver of the Toyota motor car fell asleep at the wheel.