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Nov 23, 2015

Earl Pitts Jr. Charged for Manslaughter after Fatal Road Traffic Accident

Earl Pitts Jr.

Charges have been brought against the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a mother of three children on November first, 2015 between Miles twenty-four and twenty-five on the George Price Highway.  Sharmaine Humes was laid to rest after funeral services at Wesley Methodist Church on Albert Street last Friday, twelve days after the accident. Twenty-five year old year old Earl Pitts Junior, a resident of Belize City was arraigned this afternoon before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser for manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and driving without due care and attention.   Pitts Junior was reportedly behind the steering wheel of a Yukon vehicle when the thirty-three year old mother was killed. Also travelling in the vehicle were two minors, a seventeen year old and a ten year old. Pitts Junior told the police that between miles twenty-four and twenty-five, he heard a bang. The vehicle would then swerve to the left side of the road causing it to flip several times. While Pitts and the others received various injuries, Humes succumbed to her injuries.

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