Jamaica News, Trelawny: The Falmouth Traffic Police Department has now reported that, they have now made a breakthrough into the identities of three persons, including an elderly woman, who perished in a fiery motor vehicle collision, which occurred along a section of Duncan’s Bypass in the parish of Trelawny, on Monday afternoon, April 30.
The traffic investigators further reported that, despite the three victims were traveling in two separate motor vehicle, it is unfortunate that the breakthrough reveals that the victims are all from St James addresses.
So far their identities have been given as, 30-year-old Nicholas Downer of a Mount Salem address, while the other male victim has been identified as Quewayne Grant. The elderly female has so far been identified as, Dorothy Wellington of 17 Thompson Street in Montego Bay.
Reports are that shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Downer and Grant were traveling at top speed in a Nissan Tida motor car along a section of Duncan’s ByPass.
On reaching a section of the roadway, Downer who is believed to have been driving, lost control of the vehicle which collided into a Toyota Corolla motor car, which was operating as a taxi and traveling in the opposite direction.
The impact of the crash resulted in the Nissan Tida motor car bursting into flames. Downer and Grant were instantly burnt to death.
Wellington who was traveling as a passenger in the taxi motor car, along with five other passengers, sustained head and body injuries.
Wellington died on the spot, while the other wounded passengers were rushed to the Falmouth Hospital where they were admitted.
The Falmouth Fire Department was alerted and one unit responded. Upon arrival, the firemen put out the blaze and the bodies were later removed.
Featured photo: Nicholas Downer
By Henry Bucknor