A seventeen year old boy is tonight dead, following a fatal traffic accident just one day before Christmas Eve on the August Pine Ridge Road. Reports from Orange Walk Police indicate that the victim, Benjamin Grant of Shipyard camp 23, and his older brother 20 year old Abraham Grant, were riding along the August Pine Ridge Road on a horse and buggy when a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction crashed into them causing the buggy to overturn.
Inspector Jose Mendez – Second in Command Orange Walk
“Sometime around 6:40pm, Orange Walk Police responded to a call at August Pine Ridge road, that would be next to the entrance to the Shipyard road close to Camp 23, where they saw a pickup truck bearing license plate #Texas – 2928 with extensive damage to the front as well as one horse buggy that the Mennonites use extensive damage also, they are 42 year old Heinch reported to the police that he was travelling toward Shipyard direction when the incident happened, two occupants in the vehicle in the cart buggy Benjamin Grant and Abraham Grant, Benjamin receive serious head and body injuries and while Abraham received injuries to his leg and body both were transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where Benjamin succumb to his injuries while undergoing treatment.”
The driver of the Pickup truck 42 year old Heinrich Enns, has been issued with a notice of intended prosecution while investigations into the tragic incident continues.