‘I thought it was judgement day’ - Impact of the crash caused place to tremble - eyewitness

October 26, 2021
Dave Walker helped to pull the injured men from the car.
Dave Walker helped to pull the injured men from the car.
Investigators look at the unmarked vehicle that was being used to transport Pastor Kevin O. Smith from Montego Bay, St James, to Kingston where detectives were waiting to charge him for his role in the alleged human sacrifice at his church two Sundays ago.
Investigators look at the unmarked vehicle that was being used to transport Pastor Kevin O. Smith from Montego Bay, St James, to Kingston where detectives were waiting to charge him for his role in the alleged human sacrifice at his church two Sundays ago.
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The second coming of Jesus Christ was what one woman thought was happening when she heard the impact of the crash that claimed the lives of cult pastor Dr Kevin O Smith and Constable Oshane Irons yesterday.

Two other police officers have been hospitalised as a result of the crash which occurred on Church Road in Linstead, St Catherine, about 9:30 a.m., and attracted scores of onlookers.

"Honestly, mi think a judgement day the way the place tremble and the noise loud," said a woman who lives a stone's throw from the scene.

Smith, 39, who has been branded a cult leader, was being transported to the police's Major Investigation Division -- from St James to Kingston.

He was to be slapped with five serious criminal charges -- two counts of murder, two counts of wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm -- after he allegedly sanctioned a human sacrifice ritual at his Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in St James.

A banged up blue Toyota Corolla motor car at the scene of the accident told the tale of yesterday's tragedy. Although, many onlookers witnessed Smith being pulled from the wreck, they were still not fully convinced that he had lost his life in such a bizarre manner.

Dave Walker, one of the men who pulled the injured men from the wreckage, said he felt odd the moment he touched Smith.

"Mi touch him neck to feel him pulse and is like one piece a heaviness come over mi. Mi body start feel a way like 100 demons did a travel with him. Mi have a mark in my eye whe mi born with, and mi granny tell mi say no evil can't trouble mi because mi protected. Mi just pray and ask God fi carry mi through because mi couldn't stand back and take pictures like everyone else," Walker said.

Another onlooker stated that when persons found out that Smith was a passenger in the vehicle, they all believed that his death was deserved. Their only regret was that Irons had also lost his life in the accident.

"When people hear say is the demon pastor, nobody had anything good to say. People just know say a him duppy dem kill him off. A just di police who dead we really feel sorry fah. Him innocent in all of dis ," the onlooker added.

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