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Man Charged for Fatal Crash

Shaquille Bethel Hamilton, 26, appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday where he was charged with four traffic offences including a recent fatality. 

Hamilton, a resident of Yellow Elder, is accused of killing by reckless driving which resulted in the death of a female passenger.

According to police, the incident took place on June 14 shortly after 4 a.m. when he was driving with a female passenger. 

Police said he lost control of the vehicle in the north bound lane on Sir Milo Butler Highway and collided into a tree before rolling into a ditch.  

Paramedics pronounced the passenger dead and the driver was transported to hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Hamilton was also charged with driving without third party insurance and moving a vehicle without the owner’s, Sharlice Strachan, permission.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Bail was set at $9,000 and he is scheduled to return to court on October 1. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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