Sport Olympic athlete Germaine Mason killed in crash in Jamaica

19:36  20 april  2017
19:36  20 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - (AP) -- Police in Jamaica say that Olympic -medal winning athlete Germaine Mason has died in an early-morning motorcycle crash . The Jamaica Constabulary Force issued a statement reporting that Mason apparently lost control of his motorcycle before dawn Thursday in St

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FILE - In this Tuesday. Aug. 19, 2008 file photo, Britain's Germaine Mason celebrates winning the silver in the men's high jump final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Mason has died after a motorcycle crash, according to Jamaican police, it was reported on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The 34-year-old won silver for Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing after changing his allegiance from Jamaica in 2006. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday. Aug. 19, 2008 file photo, Britain's Germaine Mason celebrates winning the silver in the men's high jump final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Mason has died after a motorcycle crash, according to Jamaican police, it was reported on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The 34-year-old won silver for Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing after changing his allegiance from Jamaica in 2006. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash in outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said.

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Police in Jamaica say that Olympic -medal winning athlete Germaine Mason has died in an early-morning motorcycle crash . He was 34. Mason was born in Jamaica but represented Britain in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in Jamaica say that Olympic -medal winning athlete Germaine Mason has died in an early-morning motorcycle crash . The Jamaica Constabulary Force issued a statement reporting that Mason apparently lost control of his motorcycle before dawn Thursday in St. Andrew

Mason apparently lost control of his Honda motorcycle before dawn in St. Andrew Parish, the Jamaica Constabulary Force said in a statement. The 34-year-old athlete was taken to a local hospital but did not survive.

Authorities did not disclose a possible cause of the accident. The Gleaner newspaper in Jamaica reported on its website that several other athletes, including sprinter Usain Bolt, turned up at the accident scene immediately after crash, which occurred around 4:30 a.m.

Mason was born in Jamaica but represented Britain in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. He won a silver medal in the high jump.

The news stunned Jamaica, a country that takes particular pride in its relatively large number of standout athletes in track and field. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed "sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity" in a message on Twitter.

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