2 killed in crash along Mandela Highway, yesterday

The St. Catherine South Police are probing the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision that claimed the lives of two men on the Mandela Highway, yesterday (July 27).

The deceased are 37-year-old Kevin Muir, a taxi operator of Airy Castle Road, Stony Hill in St. Andrew; and passenger Mark Whitter.

Reports from the Central Village police are that about 4:10 p.m., Muir was driving a Nissan AD Wagon motor car towards Kingston with Whitter and two other men aboard.

On reaching a section of the roadway, he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the rear of a Mazda Premacy motor car that was travelling towards Spanish Town.

The police were alerted and Muir, Whitter and the two other men were taken to the hospital.

Muir and Whitter were pronounced dead, while the other two men were admitted for treatment.

The driver of the Mazda Premacy escaped unhurt.


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