Conductor who was driving ill-fated bus now in custody

May 30, 2016

The St Ann police say they now have in their custody the conductor who was allegedly driving the ill-fated bus that killed five people along the Llandovery main road in St Ann on Friday.

The man, who has not yet been charged, was taken to the St Ann’s Bay police station on Sunday in the company of his attorney, Ernest Smith . He is to be questioned later today, the police say.

Friday morning’s incident claimed the lives of 43 year-old Kareen Johnson, principal of the Orange Hill Basic School in Brown's Town; Odain Latty, a security officer; Charles Anthony Jones, Kevin Minto, and a male passenger.

Reports are that Reports are that the bus, which plies the Highgate (St Mary) to Brown's Town (St Ann) route, was heading towards Brown's Town when, on reaching a section of the Llandovery main road, the drive shaft of the bus dislodged, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The bus then crashed into an oncoming Toyota Rav 4 before landing on its side.

Police theorized that speeding might have played a role in the incident.

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