Bog Walk | Linstead woman identified as victim after bus plunges into riverJune 8, 2021
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has released the identity of the woman who died this morning (June 8) when a mini-bus plunged into the Rio Cobre, located in the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine.
She is 59-year-old Valerie Ennis from Whitehouse Housing Scheme in Linstead – also in St. Catherine.
The JCF said: “Reports are that, about 9:15AM, the driver of a black Toyota Fielder travelling towards Bog Walk allegedly overtook a line of traffic and collided with a white Toyota Hiace motor truck in which Ennis was a passenger. As a result of the collision, the Toyota Hiace plunged into the Rio Cobre. Ennis was pronounced dead at hospital.”
Nine other people were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
“Both drivers have been breathalysed and warned for prosecution,” the JCF said, adding that the Bog Walk Police are investigating.
The crash this morning happened a day after a truck overturned in the Gorge, blocking the crucial roadway for hours.
It also happened four days after a woman – Ava Thelwell, allegedly committed suicide by driving her Suziki Grand Vitara into the river.
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