Fatal early morning accident caused by speeding and wet roads

vlcsnap-2015-09-24-21h03m54s37There was a deadly accident early this morning on the Philip Goldson Highway which claimed the life of one man. It happened sometime after 4 o’clock this morning at Mile 2 on the highway across from the Puma Gas Station. Police say when they arrived on the scene, they were able to  remove  27 year old Jamelia Arnold from the Mitsubishi Endeavour which had crashed into a fence at  Jose Shoman’s residence. However, the driver  of the vehicle, 35 year old John Jeremy Gordon, died on the spot after receiving severe  head and body injuries.  Superintendent of Police Linden Flowers spoke to the media this afternoon.

vlcsnap-2015-09-24-21h03m11s38Supt. Linden Flowers, Officer Commanding Precinct 4: My police from precinct 4 here responded to a traffic accident on the Philip Goldson around miles 2. Upon arrival they saw a Mitsubishi Endeavour SUV that had collided into the fence across from the gas station on the highway. 2 persons were trapped inside the vehicle, a male and a female when the aid of the Fire Department and other persons assisted. They removed the female. The lifeless body of the male person found to be Mr. John Jeremy Gordon was transferred to the KHMH where he was dead on arrival. Exactly what caused the accident, we cannot say at this time. My investigators were on the scene and I as well visited the scene, I did not see any skid marks. Earlier this morning we know that it was raining, It basically was a thunderstorm and there was water logged in that part of the road which may have contributed to Mr. Gordon’s unfortunate demise. I believe that speeding was part of death, coupled with the fact that it was raining and water was at that part there, speeding certainly appears to be a part of that situation. WE have not recorded yet vlcsnap-2015-09-24-21h04m13s66a statement from Ms. Arnold due to her medical condition. We’re continuing the investigation and we will look into all the angles that may have contributed to this incident.

Jamelia Arnold  is listed in a stable condition at the hospital as police investigation continues.

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