Yesterday we told you about a Customs vehicle that was mangled and wrecked after it overturned and flipped in a drain off the San Lorenzo Road. When we left you, police had vague information on the report since it happened late in the afternoon. Well today we got the names of the driver and his passengers and an account of what transpired through the Orange Walk Police.
Orange Walk Police
“Orange Walk police visited the San Lorenzo road an area about half a mile away from San Lorenzo Housing Site when traveling from the San Roman road when upon arrival it was observed that a red Mitsubishi four door pickup which is the property of the government of Belize attached to the Customs Department and as seen on the right hand side of the road while travelling on the San Roman road overturned with the four wheels on the air; Aaron A. Sheppard 34 years Customs Officer reported he was driving the said motor vehicle in direction of San Roman road to San Lorenzo road whilst reaching about half a mile from the San Lorenzo Housing Site he was approached by another vehicle on the opposite direction which lifted a heavy cloud of dust which blinded him and run off the road and causing him to over turned, travelling with Sheppard was Brian Gill 26 years old and one Williams PC#701 attached to special patrol unit, Sheppard complaint of a pain to his left foot and Williams complain of chest pain and Gill complain of back and shoulder.”
The men were taken to the Northern Regional for observation as they complained of pain to their necks, chest and lower back. Police say they intend on issuing a notice of intended prosecution to the driver. As for the driver of the other vehicle, his or her identity remains unknown. Police investigations continue.
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