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Jamaica: Police sergeant who died in Trelawny crash identified

The police sergeant who died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash in Trelawny on Thursday, has been identified.

The deceased is Marlon Smith, a close protection officer to Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke.

Reports are that shortly after 5:30pm, Smith was driving a Suzuki Vitara motor vehicle piloting a convoy with Minister Clarke along the Coopers Pen main road heading in a westerly direction.

On reaching a section of the roadway, the vehicle that was being driven by Smith collided with a Honda CRV motorcar and a motor truck, resulting in the Suzuki Vitara careening off the roadway and then bursting into flames. 

The police were alerted and all three drivers of the motor vehicles were transported to hospital, where Smith was pronounced dead and the other drivers were treated and released.

The Police High Command has since expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the policeman.

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