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Aug 2, 2017

Teenager Struck Down in Orange Walk by Hit-and-Run Driver

Monique Morey

A teenager remains in a coma tonight after she was knocked down in Orange Walk sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Sixteen-year-old Monique Morey was out partying with a relative on Sunday and while heading home, she was struck by a vehicle a short distance away from her grandmother’s house in San Andres Layout, Orange Walk. Monique was found in an unconscious state by a jogger on Monday morning.  Her parents say they know very little about the circumstances under which she gravely injured.  The driver hit the teen and never stopped to render aid. She was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital before being transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Today, her mother, Juliet Arzu spoke with News Five about the unfortunate incident.


Juliet Arzu

Juliet Arzu, Mother of Hit & Run Victim

“My neighbour she was jogging and then they noticed that a body was lying down on the street. So, her friend told her and when she looked across the street she said, ‘I know that little girl from the colour of her hair because she had seen her from earlier that day. So, she called Police.”


Marleni Cuellar

“Where was she the night and when did the family realize she was missing?”


Juliet Arzu

“Well, she went to Fiesta Rama because it was the weekend; so she was with her cousin. I don’t know if they were coming together and she just left her because I was calling her phone but it went off.  She went out the Sunday and was found the Monday morning.”


Marleni Cuellar

“In what area of Orange Walk was she found?”


Juliet Arzu

“San Andres Layout; one lane from her granny.”


Marleni Cuellar

“Has anybody in the area been able to tell you that they heard anything or saw anything?”


Juliet Arzu

“No. Not as yet. Police are trying their best they said but it is hard because deh nuh have no surveillance camera.”

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