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  • Decomposing body found in St Catherine

    The decomposing body of an unidentified male was found in the Airfield Village of Ewarton, St Catherine on Saturday, July 16.

    The body is of slim build and was clad in a green T-shirt and blue jeans.

    Reports from the Ewarton Police are that about 11am, residents smelled a foul odour, stumbled upon the body and summoned them.

    On their arrival, the body was reportedly seen in a state of decomposition. The scene was processed and it was removed to the morgue.

    In the meanwhile, the Ewarton Police urge anyone with information that can assist them in identifying the body to contact 985-0065, the emergency 119 number or the nearest police station.

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  • Flat Bridge Survivor To Be Charged With Manslaughter – 6 Counts

    The Head of the Police Traffic Division has released an official statement that the driver of  the Suzuki Vitara that ran off the Flat bridge and killed 6 passengers, will be charged with six counts of manslaughter.

    Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen explained that the second survivor, El Frego Slew – who turned himself into the Spanish Town Police Station on Sunday, was without a drivers license.

     

    Upon being questioned, a confession was given by Slew that he was in fact the driver of the blue 2012 Suzuki Vitara registered to Bishop Stephen Ricketts when it plummet into the water after hitting the column supporting the bridge.

     

     

    Slew faces six counts of manslaughter and possibly other charges could be laid against him after the investigation concludes.

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  • Jamaican man dies after dump truck plunges into Yellow River in Georgia

    A Jamaican dump truck driver died on Sunday after his truck plunged into the Yellow River after being rear-ended by another dump truck in Georgia.

    According to the Newton County police, two dump trucks were travelling East along the I-20 Access Road, when one truck rear-ended the other.

    Both dump trucks lost control crashing through concrete barriers, with one plunging into the Yellow River; while the other overturned on the other side of the bridge.

    The deceased truck driver was identified as Valentine Gayle, 48, a Jamaican,who hailed from the parish of St Mary and was a resident of Lithonia.

    The other driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

    Steven Redish, a man who saw the incident unfold, recounted the chilling details of trying to rescue dump truck driver who had fallen into the Yellow River to CBS46 News.

    "He was in my arms and I could feel the last little twitch in his body," Redish told CB46 News, as he wept.

    Redish along with four other men, who attempted to rescue the Gayle also reported swallowing diesel fuel, describing the river water as “polluted”.

    "When I jumped in, you could taste the diesel fuel floating down the water," added Redish.

     While it is unclear if the surviving driver will be charged, heavy rains are believed to have contributed to the accident.

     

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  • Eighth victim in Bog Walk crash turns up at police station

    Flat Bridge Accident

    8th Person In Flat Bridge Accident Turns Up ALIVE

     

    The 7th person believed to have been carried away by the strong currents, after a blue 2012 Suzuki Vitara overturned off the flat bridge with 8 passengers, turned up at the police station alive.

    At the time of the accident, five persons where taken from the vehicle about 3:00am, after it was pulled from the water. A sixth person was found about 10:00am Saturday morning when divers searched the area.

    Shane Harris who was previously thought to be the lone survivor went home after being treated at the hospital.

    According to Harris, he was rescued by a ‘bright light’ and a hand which held to pull him from wrecked vehicle to safety.

    It has now been discovered that a second person had survived the accident after he turned up at the police station on Sunday to let them know that he was alive.

    The victims of the flat bridge horror as been identified as Stephen Ricketts,Shevaugnie RickettsSujay RickettsBenjamin Ellis and Shantel Morris were taken to the Spanish Town hospital where they were pronounced dead at 3:45am.

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