Jamaica News, March 12, 2018 – Mobay Double Fatal Crash
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Two men both of Lilliput addresses who were involved in a double fatal motor vehicle accident, in the vicinity of the Sangsters International Airport in Montego Bay on Saturday, March 10, still remains at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in critical condition.
The police have indicated that both men, a 24-year-old laborer who was driving the Ill-fated vehicle and the other a 20-year-old laborer who was a passenger in the front of the car are still been watched carefully by doctors at the facility.
The two deceased 24-year-old Odain Smith otherwise called “Panty Pig”, and 25-year-old Sheldon Hylton, House Keeper also both of Bamboo lawn in Lilliput, were passengers in the rear of the vehicle.
Reports by the police are that, shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the four men were traveling in a silver Nissan Tida motor car registered 8528 HF, from the directions of Lilliput towards downtown Montego Bay.
On reaching a section of the Queens Drive, intersection to the Donald Sangster’s International Airport, the vehicle is believed to have got caught in loose gravel and picked up a skid. This resulted in the driver losing control of the vehicle which crashed through a large signboard, then spun across the grass at the roundabout and sailed through the concrete structured wording sign which read “ Welcome to Montego Bay”, before crashing into another pole.
Both Hylton and Smith were thrown from the vehicle and died on the spot. While the other two occupants were trapped inside the vehicle, they were later taken out and transport to the Cornwall Regional hospital where they were admitted.
In the meanwhile, several angry residents from the Lilliput community told our news team that they are calling on the relevant authorities in Montego Bay to clean the gravel from the streets because that is what lead to the death of the men.
Also, the residents stated that they are now very concerned because two days before, two other males from the said community lost their lives in a crash in a similar fashion along the Rosehall main road.