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Three die in two-car crash in West End

Three people died last night after two vehicles in the Bootle Bay area of West Grand Bahama collided shortly after 9pm.

According to the police report, shortly after 9pm Monday, police were called to the junction of Queens Highway and Windsor Drive, Bootle Bay, West End, to investigate a traffic accident involving a black 2007 Mazda SUV with two passengers and a champagne-colored 2006 Chevy Cavalier with a lone driver.

Both vehicles sustained serious damage as a result of the collision and all three occupants of both vehicles - ages 29, 23 and 39 - succumbed to their injuries on the scene.

Sources tell The Gallery that the driver of a black Mazda SUV is Marciano Morley, whose car collided with the Chevy driven by Roderick Pinder.

Pinder, an employee of Wendy’s in downtown Freeport, had reportedly just dropped his co-worker home before the smash up.

Morley’s female passenger, believed to be his girlfriend, also died on the scene. The female passenger has been identified as Shenelle Curtis and she was an employee at bank of the Bahamas

Local authorities are still investigating the incident to determine just what happened, but preliminary reports suggest that alcohol and speed were major factors in the deadly accident.

The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the communities of West Grand Bahama as both men are from well-known families.

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