Tragedy struck on the Rio Bueno leg of the North Coast Highway yesterday when a Toyota Rav 4 collided with a Knutsford Express bus.
Reports from the Constabulary Communication Unit (CCU), the police’s information arm, are that the sole occupant of the SUV was trapped in the vehicle, which caught fire and was burnt to a shell with the occupant inside.
Dead is 27-year-old Deandra Bravo of a Marine Circle, Bogue, St James address.
Several occupants of the bus were injured and taken to the Falmouth Hospital.
As a result of the crash, traffic had to be diverted for hours through Rio Bueno via the old (pre-highway) main road.
For years the Rio Bueno road has been one of the major hotspots for fatal accidents in Trelawny.