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Cop dies after car plunges into river

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner

A policeman died last night after his car ran off the road and plunged into a river in Bog Walk, St Catherine.

The deceased is Sergeant Melville Ellington of the Spanish Town Police Station in the St Catherine North Division.

Reports are Ellington was travelling along the Riversdale Main Road and came upon a break-a-way in the road.

He reportedly swerved to avoid the breakaway and lost control of the car which went off the road and into a river.

Residents rescued the policeman from the submerged car.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.