Jamaica crash kills four after bus collides with parked truck

seatbelt-crash-duiKINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday December 29, 2014, CMC – At least four people were killed after the bus in which they were travelling crashed into a parked vehicle on Monday, police have confirmed.

They have not released the identities of those killed but media reports said that 58-year-old Pixley Ennis was among the casualties.

The police said that the bus was heading from Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, 137 miles west of here when it collided with the parked truck.

The authorities said two people died on the spot and another died while undergoing treatment at hospital.

Last month, Jamaica was on track to surpass 300 road fatalities after recording 288 deaths at the end of November.

Figures released by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) indicate that the number of people killed up to November was a four per cent increase when compared with the 277 road deaths for the same period last year.

In 2012, there were 237 road fatalities for the same period.

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