Police release identity of toddler killed in afternoon accident

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The two-year-old who was killed in a car accident in Johnson’s Point Monday afternoon has been identified as Jadianne Spencer.
Her mother, Honora Thomas, 29, is also hospitalised with injuries since she too was knocked down in the accident. Thomas is reported by police to have suffered a broken shoulder, a broken pelvis and two broken legs.
Carol Richards, 29, is another pedestrian who was struck down in the same incident. Richards is reported by police to have suffered a laceration to her head and a broken left leg.
The police released the names, as well as disclosed that the driver involved is Regino Nicholas, 20, of Cades Bay.
He was allegedly driving a Toyota Corolla from north to south in Johnson’s Point in the vicinity of Johnson’s Point Clinic around 3:50 pm when his vehicle dropped into a pothole.
It is alleged that the steering locked and the vehicle veered into the three people walking on the same side of the road.
The police say they have the driver in custody assisting with the probe.
This is the second road fatality for today.
Around 12:50 this morning Tyrell Jacobs, 31, of Swetes lost control of his Honda Civic and crashed into a utility pole.
He was pronounced dead on the scene and his two passengers were seriously injured and hospitalsed.

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