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Woman dies after being badly burnt in vehicle fire

Woman dies after being badly burnt in vehicle fire


One woman died and another is in serious condition in hospital after a sport utility vehicle (SUV) they were in caught fire in the McKies Hill area Tuesday.

Lucinda Quashie died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) on Thursday morning, after she received serious burns over a large portion of her body.

Lucinda was travelling in a red four-door Suzuki Escudo, PM 618, which was being driven by its owner, Lucinda’s sister Cornelia Quashie of Cane End. Six-year-old Johanie Quashie-Browne was also in the vehicle when it caught fire. {{more}}
All three occupants became trapped and were eventually rescued by persons in the area, but not before Lucinda and Cornelia were seriously burnt.

The two women and the boy were rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH). The juvenile was treated and discharged, while the two women were kept at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where Lucinda eventually died.
Bishop Gerard County (left) shakes the hand of Lucinda Quashie at the St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church at Mespotamia last Sunday. Quashie succumbed to serious burns yesterday, after she and two family members were trapped in a burning Suzuki Escudo Tuesday. (Photo credit Shavar Maloney)