Cops investigate fatal highway crash

July 12, 2018

Investigators assigned to the St Catherine North Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision that claimed the life of a man and the injury of two others on the PJ Patterson Highway, Old Harbour, St Catherine this morning.

Dead is 23-year-old Derren Baker, forklift operator of Riverside Drive, Seaforth, St Thomas.

Reports from the Old Harbour Police are that about 9 a.m., Baker was driving a Mitsubishi Gallant motor car heading towards May Pen.

On reaching a section of the roadway, he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the back of parked Toyota Hiace.

Baker, the driver of the Hiace and one other man received injures and were taken to hospital where Baker was pronounced dead.

The other man was admitted while the Hiace driver was treated and released.