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3 British Family Members Killed in Jamaica Crash

Examples of Vehicles Involved in CrashWhile on holiday in Jamaica, 3 British family members were killed in a head-on car accident on Sunday around 12:10am local time. The family was travelling between Kingston and Montego Bay in a minibus that crashed with a pick-up truck – reportedly a Ford Ranger. The victims have been named as 45-year-old Kathleen Rawlinson of Windermere, Cumbria; 49-year-old Gary Bamford, of Ludlow, who is Kathleen’s ex-partner; and 17-year-old Caisie Muller, Gary’s daughter. A fourth person killed in the crash was a close family friend from Canada, who has been named as Talei Jones.

The four were travelling with 25-year-old Josie, Kathleen’s daughter, who was also injured in the crash and taken to a hospital, where she is in stable but serious condition. Josie’s boyfriend, 22, suffered only minor injuries, as did Gary’s 15-year-old son. It’s been reported that Gary was driving the minibus at the time of the accident. The truck was being driven by a local man identified as 36-year-old Bryan Clarke, who was also killed in the crash. Authorities say that both vehicles were severely damaged in the head-on collision. Kathleen is reported to have died at the scene, while the other 3 who died weren’t pronounced dead until after they arrived at the hospital.

According to Kathleen’s neighbours in Cumbria, she used a wheelchair after being severely injured in another car accident some years ago in Spain. A relative says that the family is deeply saddened about the loss, and they will be missed. Family and friends are raising funds to help pay for Josie’s medical treatment, as she isn’t covered by insurance.

These 3 Brits now make at least 7 who have died while on holiday in the last month. On July 13, Jodie Nieman, 20, had a heart attack while partying at the Ibiza resort Playa d’en Bossa. Paramedics and medical staff at the hospital tried to save her life but were unsuccessful. It’s believed the heart attack was the result of an overdose of ecstasy, and police were investigating her death.

On July 23, Jodie Taylor, 25, fell from the balcony of her third floor hotel room in Ibiza. Police say she was squabbling with someone in a room above, and staff had intervened before the fall. Authorities launched an investigation into what caused her to fall. Then the next day, July 24, Tom McNeill, died after falling from his first-floor hotel balcony in Bulgaria. It’s believed that he fell asleep while sunbathing on the balcony wall. On July 29, Samuel McCaughey, 23, died after falling from his third-floor hotel balcony in San Antonio, Ibiza. He was taken to a hospital, but medical experts were unable to keep him alive. However, these are only a few of the dozens of Brits who have fallen from balconies and died while on holiday this summer alone.

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