Three die in separate Christmas Day crashes

KINGSTON, Jamaica – – Three men are now dead following separate motor vehicle crashes across the island on Christmas Day. One of the deceased is a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

Dead are: 51-year-old Derrick Scott, a labourer of Chester Avenue in Spanish Town, St Catherine; 23-year-old Christian Wallace, a delivery man of Retrieve district, St James; and 24-year-old Yannick Gregory, a JDF member from Albion district in Manchester.

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that the first of the crashes took place about 3:10 am on Brunswick Avenue in St Catherine. In that incident Scott was walking along the roadway when he was allegedly hit by a motor car in the vicinity of the Jam Pet Service Station.

About 6:11 am along the Albion main road in Manchester, the JDF member, Gregory, was driving his Toyota motor car when on reaching a section of the roadway, he lost control of the vehicle which crashed into an embankment and overturned.

Then about 5:30 pm, Wallace was killed in a collision on the Salt Spring main road in St James.

OBSERVER ONLINE learnt that he was driving a motor car, which collided with another that was travelling in the opposite direction.

All three men were pronounced dead at hospital.

Investigations into the crashes are continuing.