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Man Dead after Trailer Crashes in Rocks along North-South Highway
A 20 year-old trailer driver died in a crash on the Mammee Bay leg of the North/South Highway on Friday morning.
He has been identified as Jubelanie Dennis of Poincianna Drive, Cedar Grove Estate in St. Catherine.
The crash occurred about 4:45.
Superintendent Courtney Coubrie, Operations Officer at the Highway and Traffic Division, said the trailer was transporting crude oil to Trelawny when it is believed that it might have developed braking problems.
The driver reportedly utilised the escape lane provided on the highway, however, the trailer ran the length of the road and crashed into rocks.
“It would appear as if he might have selected the wrong section of the escape lane. There is one that is filled with sand in order to retract the vehicle…from going forward, and there is another that is somewhat unpaved,” Superintendent Coubrie explained.