Canadians killed in Trelawny crash
GREENSIDE, Trelawny — Two Canadians died from injuries they sustained when the motor car in which they were travelling collided with a minibus on the Greenside, Trelawny segment of the northern coastal highway, yesterday.
Four others, including two other Canadians — one female and a male — and two Jamaicans, also sustained injuries in the crash.
The police late yesterday identified the deceased as Devon Foxx, 35, and 52-year-old Alice Damasio.
Reports from the police are that about 10:15 am, the four Canadians were travelling in a Toyota Corolla Axio motor car along the Salt Marsh main road towards Kingston when their car collided with an oncoming Toyota Hiace minibus in the vicinity of Greenside.
The impact of the collision resulted in the six occupants of the two motor vehicles sustaining injuries. Foxx, who was driving the Toyota Corolla Axio motor car, died immediately, while his three passengers where rushed to hospital. Damasio later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the minibus and his passenger were also taken to hospital.
Yesterday’s crash came on the heels of another on the same stretch of road, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old sales representative Christopher Cooper of Greater Portmore, St Catherine on Monday.
Police report that a Toyota Corolla motor car, which was being driven by Cooper, slammed into the side of a tour bus that was travelling in the opposite direction with 30 visitors aboard.
Cooper reportedly died on the spot. The occupants of the tour bus escaped injuries.
In the meantime, Corporal Kirkland Cross, who is assigned to the Trelawny Police Division, is appealing to motorists to observe road signs.
The police officer yesterday identified speeding as the contributing factor in both fatal collisions.