A St James elderly couple and their grandson became the latest road fatalities in western Jamaica on Tuesday when they perished in a motor vehicle crash along the Paradise main road in Westmoreland.
Three other family members, including a three-year-old child, who were in the ill-fated vehicle, also sustained injuries in the accident and are currently hospitalised.
The deceased have been identified as 80-year-old landscaper Neville Haughton; his 82-year-old housewife, Iris Haughton; and their 35-year-old grandson, Conroy Beckford, a barber, all of Gordon Crescent in Granville, St James.
Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar police are that shortly after 2 p.m., the family was returning home to St James from their farm in Westmoreland in a grey Honda Stepwagon motor car, which was being driven by Beckford.
Since the start of the year, Westmoreland has recorded 20 road accidents, which have resulted in 21 people being killed.