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Driver Behind Crash which Killed 2 Persons and Injured 4, Turn Himself over to Police


Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Kingston police have confirmed that the  driver of a motor car, who crashed into a crowd of commuters in Kingsto on Friday night, September 28, killing one man, a teenager and injuring six other persons, have now been charged with manslaughter.

The accused driver who turned himself over at the Central Police Station at 12:00 midday on Monday, October 1, was questioned in the presence of his lawyer and then slapped with criminal charges.

He was charged in connection with the  crash which resulted in the death of  17-year-old Shaneda Farguharson and 29-year-old Tarik Dawkins, both of Kingston 8 and six persons have been seriously injured.

Reports by the police are that about 11:20 p.m., Farguharson and Dawkins were among a group of commuters standing along East Street in the vicinity of Regret Street, Kingston 8, when the motorcar was seen traveling at full speed in their direction.

The vehicle crashed into the crowd, mowing down all six victims and failed to stop.

The police were summoned and upon arrival,  the victims were rushed to hospital where, Dawkins and Farguharson were pronounced dead and the other four admitted in serious condition.

The lawmen then carried out a search for the hit-and-run driver, and later discovered the vehicle crashed and abandoned along Smith Lane.

The accused will be questioned in the presence of his lawyer on Tuesday.

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