The entertainment fraternity is mourning the death of 19-year-old dancer, Samantha ‘Dog Rice’ Herle, who was killed in a motor vehicle crash along the Dolphin Cove main road in St Ann on Saturday.
Report are that Herle, a resident of Runaway Bay, St Ann, was a passenger in a vehicle that got out of control while travelling from Ocho Rios to St Ann’s Bay at about 6:25 a.m.
It was reported that the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit an embankment, resulting in Herle being thrown from the vehicle.
She sustained several injuries and was assisted to the hospital, where she succumbed while undergoing treatment.
The driver was not injured.
“This very sad, I got the bad news that she passed off. Condolences go out to family and friends. If a selector go dance and no talk about Dog Rice, dem nah gwaan wid nothing. From St Ann, Trelawny back dah side deh, ah she govern dah side deh. She was going to buss big, she lock down social media. Our hearts go out to all those who lose a loved one,” dancehall artiste, Ganggoolie, told Loop News reporter, Claude Mills.
Ganggoolie also had a word of warning for reckless drivers on the nation’s roads.
“Drivers need to take time on the road; stop gwaan llike oonu a bionic man. The driver dem who waan drive fast, fi do so when dem alone inna the vehicle, and stop kill off people, and (the) passengers need fi wear dem seat belts. Safety comes first, the bagga proving (thing) don’t work,” Ganggoolie said.