Tragedy struck on Wednesday, Christmas Day in Ladyville when four young person’s lost their lives in an unfortunate traffic accident. Police report that sometime around four in the afternoon twenty-two year old Hector Daniel Gongora, a student of Lake Garden Ladyville Village was driving his red four door Isuzu Pickup truck towards Ladyville.
At the time, he was accompanied by twenty year old Henry Gabourel Reyes, seventeen year old Dulce Yanira Cobb and twenty-three year old Shakir Shamir Monima. Police investigations reveal that Gongora lost control of the vehicle between miles seven and eight on the Phillip Goldson Highway and collided into a tree.
The vehicle was extensively damaged and according to police reports, all four persons sustained multiple head and body injuries and were unconscious by the time they responded. Reyes, a Belizean messenger of an Antelope Street Extension Address in Belize City was seated on the passenger’s seat, Cobb a student of Daly Street Belize City was seated in the back behind the driver, Monima Belizean messenger also of Daly Street, Belize City was seated next to Cobb.
All persons remained trapped in the vehicle and were taken out by personnel from the Phillip Goldson Airport Rescue Personnel.
All four occupants were subsequently pronounced dead at 5:45pm. A post mortem conducted on the bodies of the deceased on December 26th by Doctor Hugh Sanchez revealed that twenty two year old Hector Daniel Gongora died from severe brain injury from severe facial and skull fractures.
Twenty year old Henry Gabourel Reyes died of traumatic shock syndrome due to chest and abdominal injuries. Seventeen year old Dulce Yanira Cobb died as her head was torn from her body. Twenty three year old Shakir Shamir Monima died as a result of severe head and liver injuries.
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