ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Two Clarendon men died when the motor truck they were travelling in crashed into a ditch on the Mandela Highway in St Catherine last night.

The deceased have been identified as: 75-year-old Winston Powell, a farmer of Copperwood district and 34-year-old Hubert Williams – a labourer of Chapelton district, both in Clarendon.

Reports from the Ferry police are that about 11:30 pm, both men were passengers on a Leyland motor truck laden with market produce travelling into Kingston.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch, tilted and the market produce fell on the passengers who were travelling in the back.

The police were summoned and the injured passengers taken to hospital, where Powell and Williams were pronounced dead and eleven others treated.

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