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Jan 11, 2018

Unlicensed Minor Driver Charged in Pregnant Woman’s RTA Death

Shakira Villanueva

Police have arrested and charged a minor for killing twenty-eight-year-old Shakira Villanueva in a road traffic accident. The sixteen-year-old was driving a vehicle without a license when he knocked down and killed Villanueva while she was crossing a street at the entrance of Guinea Grass Village in Orange Walk. The accident happened around nine p.m. on January third. Villanueva was in a critical condition in the hospital for five days before she succumbed earlier this week at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. She was pregnant at the time of the incident. Police told us the teen was slapped with four charges.


Hortence Hernandez

Corporal Hortence Hernandez, Community Public Relations Unit, BPD

“The minor was charged with manslaughter by negligence; causing death by careless conduct; driving motor vehicle without due care and attention; driving motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. He was charged in the presence of his father.”

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