A student, accused of three counts of manslaughter and a slew of traffic offences, has been denied bail in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

Oshane Phillips, 24, of a Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew address, appeared before Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly-Williams accused of three counts manslaughter, no driver’s licence, no insurance coverage, driving away a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and dangerous driving.

According to reports, on December 21, 2014, at around 8:00am, it is believed that Phillips, who was the driver of a Toyota Voxy motor vehicle, was travelling along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew in a southerly direction. It is believed that, when negotiating a slight left curve, he overtook a line of traffic without any clear view.

It is believed that the vehicle driven by Phillips then collided with two motorcycles travelling in the opposite direction, causing serious damage and injuries, also resulting in the death of three persons.

Phillips is to return to court on February 11, pending a mention hearing.