JAM | Nov 21, 2023

Education minister shocked after Petersfield High students killed in fiery crash

Vanassa McKenzie

Vanassa McKenzie / Our Today

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Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams is expressing shock at the tragic death of two fourth-form students of the Petersfield High School, who died in a fatal collision along the Petersfield main road on Tuesday, November 21.

The students have been identified as 16-year-old Ajani Robinson and 14-year-old Zackeal McIntire, both of Pinnock Charfton in Darliston, Westmoreland.

“I am shocked, truly shocked, at news of the most unfortunate deaths of two 4th form students of Petersfield High School. The two boys died in a bike and motorcar accident on their way to school this morning. They are from Darliston, Westmoreland. We grieve w/ family and friends!,” Williams said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

According to the police, the students were travelling on a motorcycle along the Petersfield main road around 6:50 a.m. when they lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle reportedly collided with a motor car, which caught fire.

The police were later summoned and the boys were rushed to the hospital, where they died while undergoing treatment.

It is not clear if the driver of the motor vehicle sustained any injuries.


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