Jamaica News, Montego Bay: The St James Police say they have now made a breakthrough into the identity of a male pedestrian who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident, which took place along a section of the Howard Cooke Boulevard, in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday evening, May 20.
He has been identified as 70-year-old Ronald Stephenson, of Lot 48 Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, St James.
Reports are that shortly after 4:00 p.m., Stephenson was walking along a section of the Howard Cooke Boulevard, in the vicinity of the Ruby,s Service Station, when he was mowed down by a trailer truck owned by Tank Well Metals limited.
The driver of a trailer truck, who is identified as a 27-year-old man of Hopewell Gardens, in Discovery Bay, St Ann, was traveling in slippery, wet conditions, from the directions of Freeport towards the Montego Bay Town Centre.
One reaching the vicinity of the service station, the truck picked up a skid causing the driver to lose control. The rear of the truck slammed into the elderly man and he was knocked into some boulders along the roadway.
Stephenson suffered head injuries and died on the spot.