Sophia man seeks gov’t compensation over wife’s death in Cummings Lodge accident

King Jared, whose common-law wife was killed after their motorcycle collided with a pile of mud on the Cummings Lodge Access Road last month, says he is awaiting compensation since he believes the accident was caused due to the negligence of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Janice Edwards, 38, of Lot 121 ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was the pillion rider on the motorcycle that Jared was riding north along the road in the early evening on August 16 when he was allegedly blinded by the light of an oncoming vehicle, causing him to swerve to his left into a pile of dirt on the road. Edwards was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Jared, meanwhile, suffered minor injuries to his body…..