Death by roadside
THE DEATH OF 61-YEAR OLD Mary Downes has left a St James community shocked and those who knew her scarred.
Screeching car tyres and loud bangs as metal collides with metal are familiar sounds to Westmoreland residents because of the frequent vehicular accidents at that busy junction on the Ronald Mapp Highway.
However, not even the experience of previous accidents could have prepared those who knew the mother of six for the way she died yesterday.
Two trucks collided at the intersection and the impact reportedly caused one of the vehicles to run into Downes, who had just disembarked a bus and was standing beside the road. She died at the scene – the 16th person to die on the country’s roads this year. (TG)
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