Up to press time last night one of the students was listed in critical condition at hospital.
Police report that the fatal crash occurred along the Oracabessa main road at about 7:30 am, involving a three car collision, two Toyota Fielders and a Honda Torneo.
ST MARY CRASH UPDATE
One of the Toyota Fielders, (a privately owned vehicle) , was in the process of overtaking the Honda Torneo heading towards Ocho Rios when it collided with the other Toyota Fielder, (a public passenger vehicle) heading in the opposite direction. The driver of the Honda Torneo swerved to avoid colliding with the vehicles but ended up in a ditch. Police said the security guard was the driver of the Toyota Fielder that was overtaking.
The students, a male and female were heading to school at Oracabessa High when the accident occured.
Head of the police Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen said the female student received a broken leg and injuries to her fingers, while the male student received “severe injuries to the head and was in a state of unconsciousness” following the crash.
Security guard Patrick Wallace, 33 was killed in the St Mary Crash.