A 22-year-old St Catherine man died as a result of injuries he received in a crash on the Mammee Bay leg of the North-South Highway in St Ann on Friday morning.
The deceased man is Jubelanie Dennis of Cedar Grove Estate, St Catherine.
Reports are that Dennis was reportedly driving a Volvo truck along the highway at about 5;00 a.m.
It is further alleged that when on reaching the exit in Mammee Bay, St Ann, Dennis’ truck developed mechanical difficulties, hit an embankment and overturned.
Motorists traversing the highway later contacted the police and the fire department, who responded and Dennis was removed from the truck.
He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident caused heavy crude oil spillage along the roadway.
However, the spillage had been contained according to reports from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).
Source: Loop News