Partners Donovan Gibbon and Thelma Reid

Police authorities in the United States are trying to locate the driver of a pick-up truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the lives of a Jamaican couple in Queens, New York on New Year’s Day.

The deceased are 57-year-old Donovan Gibbon and 60-year-old Thelma Reid, both of Queens.

They were married in 2013 and worked at LSG Sky Chef’s catering company at John F Kennedy Airport, New York Daily News reported.

It is alleged that on Friday, January 1, at about 5 am, Gibbon and Reid were in a blue Nissan Rogue when a grey Dodge Ram T-boned them in Far Rockaway.

Both Reid, who was driving, and Gibbon, in the passenger seat, were pinned down in the sedan, reports further stated.

The truck’s driver managed to get out of the mangled wreck, leaving two passengers behind.

Medics later arrived at the scene and found the Jamaican couple unconscious. They were rushed to the hospital, where they died.

One of the injured men in the truck was hospitalized in stable condition, while another has been taken into custody after arguing with the police, the New York Times indicated.

A search is still on for the truck driver.