Over the weekend a fatal road traffic accident was reported in the Orange Walk District which left one cane cutter lifeless. Today, authorities at the Orange Walk Police station gave us an account of what transpired based on their investigations. Corporal Marilyn Pate is the Traffic Officer at the Orange Walk Police Station.
Marilyn Pate: Traffic Officer, OW Police
“On Friday May 8th 2015 police about 9:50pm one Allen Vargas 21 years Belizean Coast Guard of San Pablo Village was travelling from Orange Walk to Corozal when he knocked down one Marcos Mai 29 year old Belizean cane cutter of San Pablo Village. The incident occurred between miles 63 and 64 on the Philip Goldson Highway. The vehicle was impounded and notice of intended prosecution was served on Allen Vargas. A blood sample for alcohol was done.”
Police say the area is known to be dark and advises motorists to practice extreme caution when driving.
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