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April 29, 2005


Jason Punnett, a 19-year-old Automotive Technician became this country’s second road fatality when his Mitsubishi Pajero overturned at Gibson Corner on the Road to Leeward last Friday night. {{more}}

The young man succumbed at the scene to injuries sustained in the crash.

A former Kingstown Preparatory School and St. Martin’s Secondary School student, the young Punnett returned home only in March from Centennial College in Canada where he pursued studies in Automotive Mechanics.

He had taken up full time duties at the family run operation at Buccament.

Jason, the son of Bernard and Allison Punnett, was a lover of machines, and the Suzuki Sumarai was his favourite.

Family, friends, loved ones, of Jason and his family kept up a vigil at the family residence on a hilltop overlooking Buccament Bay to the west and Petit Byahaut to the east. Many of the deceased’s friends also held a candlelight vigil on the spot where the accident occurred.

Four other occupants survived the impact. Jemma Punnett, a cousin of Jason’s, was flown to Trinidad for treatment suffering with injuries to the head and to her left arm. Annie Gaymes and Paul Parris were up to press time still patients at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital suffering from multiple injuries, while Matthew Punnett, another cousin, was treated at the hospital and discharged. Jason Punnett will be laid to rest at the St. Mary’s Anglican in Buccament this weekend.