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Two killed following hit and run in Spanish Town

Two people are dead following a hit and run incident in Spanish Town on Monday (August 24).

The deceased have been identified as 41-year-old Sharlene Shand and 51-year-old Maxine Banton of Job’s Lane in Spanish Town in St. Catherine.

Reports from the Spanish Town Police are that about 6:27 a.m., the driver of a 2010 black, Mazda Atenza motor car was driving along the Spanish Town Bypass, vicinity El Prado Verde when the vehicle drifted from the left side of the road to the right side where both pedestrians were mowed down.

The driver, whilst swerving back onto the roadway also collided with a pedal cyclist but did not stop.

Shand, Banton and the cyclist were taken to hospital: where Shand and Banton succumbed to their injuries.

The motor car was later recovered in Tawes Pen in the parish and transported to the Spanish Town police station.

The driver of the motor car is being sought.

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