Councillor seeks help to bury bike crash victims

May 16, 2019
Simone Bryan, one of the victims in the crash.
Simone Bryan, one of the victims in the crash.

Councillor for the Oracabessa Division in St Mary, Sheldon Kidd, is appealing for help for the parents of two sisters who died in a motorcycle crash last week Sunday, as they try to sort out funeral arrangements.

Sisters Nicoda Bryan, 22 and Simone Bryan, 16, died along with driver of the bike, Rodolf Henry, after the bike crashed into a wall as they were returning to their community of Hamilton Mountain early that morning.

"Mi don't have no help. I need help," Jacqueline Smiley, mother of the girls told the media after the tragedy, as she spoke about the difficulties facing the family regarding funeral arrangements.

Pledged support

On Tuesday, Kidd said that while he has pledged support for the family, his office is unable to deal with the magnitude of the situation by itself, and, as such, would welcome any help for the family.

"I met with the mother, we live in the same district of Hamilton Mountain, and I told her that I would assist her in any way I can, as much as possible. But the magnitude of the situation is greater, knowing that there were two deaths," Kidd said. "Whatever help the community and any other organisation or individual would have to give then that would assist greatly because, as I said, the magnitude of money to be spent is far greater and that cannot be facilitated by my office only."

Kidd said he knew the young women quite well and his appeal is an acknowledgment of their dire financial situation on a daily basis.

Efforts to get in touch with Henry's family were unsuccessful up to press time.

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