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Two children killed in St. Elizabeth crash

by December 7th, 2020

The Police Corporate Communications Unit, CCU says efforts are still underway to locate the driver of a vehicle which crashed in St. Elizabeth on the weekend, resulting in the death of two children.

Dead are 2-year-old Karife Christie of South Hampton District, St. Elizabeth and two month old Gianna Morris of Montego Bay, St. James.

The crash occurred on Saturday (December 5) along the Goshen main road, St. Elizabeth.

Reports from the Santa Cruz police are that about 4:55 p.m., a white Toyota Axio motorcar was travelling towards Santa Cruz, when the driver lost control of the vehicle while driving through a pool of water.

The vehicle ran off the road, climbed an embankment and overturned.

The children who were passengers of the vehicle were thrown from the vehicle.

Residents summoned the police and the babies were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

According to statistics from the Road Safety Unit, up to November 20, some 37 children were killed in road crashes.

Meantime, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council Paula Fletcher is urging motorists to take extra care when transporting children.

She says car seats should be utilised to safely secure young children, while for older children, seat belts must always be worn.

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