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No one to blame for cop's death in car crash

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A five-member jury has found that no one was responsible for the death of 33-year-old police sergeant Curtis Michael Ashman.

Ashman was killed in a motor vehicle accident on the Flankers main road in Montego Bay, St James, April 3, 2008.

It was reported that he was on his way to the Western Regional Gun Court in Montego Bay to give evidence when the accident occurred.

The car he was driving reportedly ran over the median, went across to the opposite side of the road, crashed into two motor vehicles and then overturned.

Ashman died instantly.

Inspector Junior White, a traffic policeman for more than 20 years, deponed yesterday that the cause of the accident was speeding on Ashman's part. Ashman was driving a Toyota Corolla motor car.

White said his investigations showed that the motor car that Ashman was driving did not have on the correct licence plates.

The inquest was held in the Montego Bay Coroner's Court.

barbara.gayle@gleanerjm.com