Woman Dies After Falling From Hotel Balcony During Birthday Celebration in St. James

Monday, January 23, 2023, 3:34 PM GMT-5

Investigators are looking into the death of a 25-year-old woman, Sony Hewitt, who was a former student of Edwin Allen High School. The woman, who is originally from Clarendon, reportedly fell from a hotel’s balcony in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, according to the Jamaica Gleaner.

Reports are that Hewitt checked into the hotel on Saturday night, the day of her birthday.

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Sources say that based on video footage, there was no indication of anyone behind her when she stepped out on the balcony, and she did not jump from the high-rise, so it was surmised that she fell in a series of unfortunate events.

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After she fell, she was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The investigating officers ruled the incident a case of death by misadventure.





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