Community mourns death of men killed in crash

August 10, 2016

The community of Mike Town in Manchester has been plunged into mourning following the deaths of three persons from the area on Monday.

Dead are 46-year-old Craigmore Lewis, affectionately called 'Chinna', his son 23-year-old Keroy Lewis, and 27-year-old Jerome Israel, a family friend and employee of Craigmore Lewis.

Scores of family and friends gathered at Lewis' home in disbelief on Monday after finding out that all three had died in a motor vehicle acident along the Greenvale main road in Manchester.

Natasha Lewis, Craigmore's sister, who celebrated her birthday said the ordeal made this "the worst birthday ever."


"Mi can't believe seh mi brother gone. Can you imagine him deh yah good good yesterday," she said, noting that she should be celebrating her birthday today.

Alison Powell, who is a family friend, described Craigmore as jovial, loving, always smiling, and kind. She said Craigmore, who is a contractor by profession, employed many persons in and around the community.

"A lot of people depend on him for jobs, so everyone is in mourning. He is the best. We really lose an icon," Powell told THE STAR, adding that he also schooled many kids.

Also missed is Kenroy, a culinary arts student, who Powell described as pleasant. And although Israel was originally from Trelawny, she said, "him just come in a the district and fit in like a family."

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