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Suspect in hit-and-run that killed 2-y-o surrenders

Friday, April 26, 2019

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man is currently in police custody in relation to Tuesday's hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of two-year-old Sasha-Kay Dennis on Howard Cooke Boulevard in St James.

The police said he turned himself in at the Morant Bay Police Station on Wednesday. His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Sasha-Kay's 10-year-old sister was also injured when they were mowed down by the vehicle.

According to the distressed mother, Diana Whitely, tragedy struck soon after she left the Closed Harbour Beach, popularly called Dump Up beach, where she was having fun with her four children.

She recounted that she and her children waited at the side of the road until the traffic light changed to red, and was in the process of crossing the road when the two little girls were struck down by a motor car which came out of nowhere.

The hit-and-run vehicle reportedly dragged Sasha-Kay for about a distance of 200 yards before her battered body fell on the road.

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