One of the victims of this morning’s deadly car crash was Shameka Shepherd, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday.
The 23-year-old of Long Bay, St Philip is a former student of Deighton Griffith secondary.
She was among a party of five friends, who had just come from a celebratory event, when the silver grey Suzuki motor car they were travelling in, crashed into a guard wall on Two Mile Hill, St Michael.
Also deceased are Shakira Shepherd, 22, of Long Bay, St Philip; Waveney Johnson, 25, of Atlantic Park, St Philip; and Kayrie Brathwaite, 18, of Long Bay, St Philip.
Police say Shakira, Shameka and Waveney died at the scene while Kayrie and a fifth passenger, Nakisha Shepherd, 23, of Long Bay, St. Philip, were taken to the hospital by ambulances. Kayrie died at the hospital and Nakisha is in critical condition.
Members of the Barbados Fire Service assisted in the recovery of a body from the badly damaged car.
Transport Minister Michael Lashley, who was among those gathered at the scene, expressed shock and sadness over the tragedy.
He told Barbados TODAY the victims, who were all from St Philip, had previously participated in the St Philip carnival.
“This is a very tragic day for me as a parliamentary representative,” he said.
As a mark of respect, Lashley has cancelled his annual karaoke event, which was scheduled for later today.