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UPDATE: Athletes in early morning Hope Road crash identified

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The athletes involved in a crash early this morning on Hope Road, St Andrew in which one died and the other hospitalised in serious condition have been identified.

Dead is Jordan Scott who attended the University of Technology (UTECH). He previously attended the Petersfield High School in Westmoreland.

Michael Campbell, who was a member of the 4x100m relay team in London, has been hospitalised in serious condition.

Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, said the two persons were travelling in a Honda Civic towards Papine on Hope Road about 4:45 a.m. when on reaching near the intersection with Lady Musgrave Road, the driver reportedly lost control of the motor car.

Allen said the Honda Civic crashed into the concrete median and then burst into flames after hitting a wooden utility pole.

Both persons in the ill-fated car were rescued from the inferno where one was pronounced dead at hospital and the other one admitted in serious condition.

Investigations continue.