Driver of Garbage Truck Which Killed 7-Year-Old, Charged with Manslaughter

Latest Jamaica News, Kingston (McKoy’s News): Investigators assigned to the Kingston Eastern Police Division have charged the driver of the ill-fated garbage truck, which claimed the life of 7-year-old Benjamin Bair, on the compound of Clan Cathy Primary School on Deanery Road in Kingston, on Monday, October 28.

Facing charges of manslaughter is 52-year-old Allen Brooks, truck driver of 9-Miles in Buff Bay, St Ann.

Brooks is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, November 15.

Reports are that about 4:30 p.m., Benjamin was at school when the garbage truck which was on the school compound collecting garbage, lost control and overturned on him.

He sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Featured image: Benjamin Bair

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