Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident that occurred along the Nelson Mandela Highway at Rillan Hill about 3:25 p.m. on 18.03.2020.
According to investigations, Motor Vehicle (M/V) T3289 a white Jeep owned by Dipcon Engineering and driven by Garry Cozier of Belair was traveling along the Nelson Mandela Highway from Rillan Hill to Pembroke, when he allegedly lost control due to his diabetic condition and reportedly suffered a “Block out”. As a result, Cozier allegedly lost control of M/V T3289 causing him to run into the Little Flower Preschool and strike Shannel John, a 33 years old Gas Attendant of Campden Park, killing her in the process. John was at the time collecting her son from school.
The motor vehicle also reportedly struck two (2) 7-year-old Grade 2 Students. The Students were subsequently rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for medical attention. The students reportedly suffered injuries to their faces and lower body and are reported to be in stable condition.
A Post Mortem Examination is expected to be conducted on the body of the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.
Shannel John’s Death marks the second road fatality for the year 2020.
Garry Cozier is currently assisting the police with the investigations.