Court rules speeding as cause of policeman's death
A coroner's jury found today that no one was liable for the death of 33-year-old police sergeant, Curtis Michael Ashman on April 3, 2008.
He was killed in a motor vehicle accident along the Flanker Main Road in Montego Bay, St James.
The policeman was on his way to the Regional Gun Court in Montego Bay when the accident occurred.
It was reported that the car the cop was driving ran over a median and crashed into two motor vehicles before over turning.
Sergeant Ashman died on the spot.
Today, Inspector Junior White testified at the inquest that the cause of the accident was speed on Ashman's part.
He said the investigations also showed that the Toyota Corolla Motor Car which Ashman was driving did not have the correct license plates.
After hearing the evidence, the five-member jury found that no one was liable.
The matter was heard in the Montego Bay Coroner's Court.