Screen_Shot_2014-09-23_at_8.33.01_PMThe Independence Day celebrations fever in Orange Walk Town was shattered at the 21st Parade. Amid the enthusiasm, a tragedy unfolded on Dunn Street almost towards the end of the parade. Sixty-seven year old Santos Belarmino Uh was run over by one of the trailers as the parade moved along the street. The scene was one mixed with fright and confusion and we captured some images of the incident. While there are several versions of what transpired going around town, Deputy Commander of the formation here, Inspector Selvin Tillett, told us what their investigations have revealed.

 

Inspector Selvin Tillett


“A truck, Cuellos’ truck was driven by one Domingo Cabanas of Concepcion Village when one Santos Uh, 67 years old of Otro Benque Road apparently heading towards the truck was given out rum and he fell and the wheel went over his head and died on the spot, and the driver of the truck has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“There are rumors out there that we understand that individual didn’t have a license and was under the influence as well did any part of the investigation from the police department indicate any of this?”


Inspector Selvin Tillett


“As you said you heard rumors and police need to confirm these rumors before it is being done.”


As Tillett mentioned the driver of the truck has been served with a notice of intended prosecution but we understand that the family don’t intend to press charges as they have come to the conclusion that their father’s death is an accident.

 

We must mention however, that the police department has indicated that they will act based on the advice of the DPP. Santos Uh is father to one of our colleagues here at Centaur Communications Corporation and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to him and the rest of the Uh family in their time of bereavement. A wake will be held for Santos Uh tonight and funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow at three in the afternoon at the La Inmaculada Catholic Church.

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