KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have identified three of the four people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash on the Old Harbour main road in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Friday
They are Tameka Tomlinson, 27, of St John’s Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine; 37-year-old Avia Simpson of Longville Park, Clarendon; and Sanny Harvey, whose age and address the police did not provide.
Eight people, including a lance corporal from the Jamaica Defence Force and a constable from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, were also injured in the crash.
The Spanish Town police reported that the crash happened about 8:45 pm and involved a Toyota Probox motorcar and a Toyota Succeed motorcar.
Minister of Transport Mike Henry has since ordered the Road Safety Unit to provide a detailed analysis of the black boxes from the two motor vehicles by Monday.
However, according to the ministry, preliminary reports indicate that speeding and overtaking were the major contributing factors to the crash, which was so intense that it caused the four airbags in both motor vehicles to deploy.
Henry said the vehicles were operating as public passenger vehicles without the requisite road licenses and insurance coverage.
The minister also expressed disappointment that the JDF and JCF members — people who have sworn to uphold the law — were participants in an illegal act committed by the drivers of the motorcars.