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US citizen among victims of fiery Clarendon crash

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 9:41 AM

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

A United States citizen is among the two persons killed in a fiery two-vehicle collision near the Mineral Heights round-about in Clarendon, yesterday.

The American has been identified as 35-year-old Courtney Tater of North Carolina, while the other victim has been identified as Christopher Burke of Denbigh in May Pen, Clarendon.

Yesterday, head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Michael Bailey told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the crash involved a motor car and a pick-up truck.

The four persons injured in yesterday’s incident remain in hospital, with two in serious condition.

They are 30-year-old teacher, Dwight Davey, of Newport Manchester who was reportedly driving the Nissan Pulsar motorcar and 36-year-old Dwain Hamilton a farmer of Ken Hall district in St Elizabeth.

The other two remain in hospital for observation.

They include Evon Levy also of Ken Hill district and Derrick Demster of Royal Flat in Manchester.

Demster was reportedly driving the pick-up truck.

It is reported that Demster was on his way to Kingston after picking up the American in Denbigh while on his way from St Elizabeth when the incident occurred.


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