Woman dies on sister's birthday
The Little Ochie Seafood Restaurant family is in mourning after one of their key members died tragically following a car accident Tuesday evening.
Dead is 25 year old Afrefa Christian, affectionately called 'Boom'. She is the daughter of Little Ochie owner, Evrol Christian.
Close family friend Shantall Swaby said Christian had a positive outlook on life and was very family oriented.
"Our parents are best friends. We spent holidays together. She was like my sister ... I can't believe she's gone. She promised to get me that red velvet cake when I returned to Jamaica but now I won't even get to see her. The sad part about this, is that she died on her sister's birthday."
Swaby said Afrefa considered her sister her best friend.
According to police, at about 6:30 p.m., Christian was travelling along the main road of Alligator Pond in a car driven by her boyfriend at high speed.
He lost control of the vehicle and it ended up on the embankment before colliding with a road sign on the opposite side of the road.
The driver was taken to hospital and treated. Christian was pronounced dead on arrival.
Christian owned and operated a pastry shop on the Little Ochie premises and quickly grew a large fan base for her delicious items and admirable personality.
Expressions of shock and an outpouring of support for the family has since been flooding social media.