Coast Guard sailor dies in crash, colleague critical
A COAST GUARD sailor was killed yesterday morning while a colleague was seriously injured following a motor vehicle accident in Mt Hope.
It was not known who was driving the car.
Police said around 5 a.m., leading writer in the Coast Guard Jason Lezama and able seaman Kevin Andrews were heading east along the Eastern Main Road when the car slid out of control and slammed into a pavement.
Lezama was killed on the spot while Andrews was taken to the nearby Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope where he remained in critical condition up to last night.
A total of 111 people have been killed on the nation’s roads for the year, according to an Express tally.
St Joseph Police are continuing investigations.