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Apr 4, 2011

Placencia resident killed during highway accident, several persons injured

There’s one more tragedy to report that occurred during the weekend of bloodshed, but the death of thirty-year old Ionie Westby was not the result of street violence. Ionie was killed in a horrific accident between miles nine and ten on the Western Highway. The Placencia resident was behind the wheel of a blue Ford Explorer and was accompanied by eighteen year old Ariel Westby and four minors, heading from Belize City in the direction of Hattieville after one o’clock on Sunday afternoon. But in the blink of an eye, their journey turned into a nightmare when they suffered a blowout and Iony lost control of the SUV. The vehicle overturned several times, digging into the pavement and knocking down trees in its path before ending up in a canal. Ionie was thrown from the vehicle and landed in the water, where she died instantly. According to police, her right hand and left foot were severed. News Five was provided with dramatic images immediately following the accident, which shows three of the other victims lying injured on the roadside as the medics prepared to transfer them to an ambulance. All five survivors suffered head and body injuries and are currently admitted at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

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5 Responses for “Placencia resident killed during highway accident, several persons injured”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    A blowout caused this much damage?. How fast was this car going. From the description of the carnage, no one was wearing their seat belts. RIP Iony & I wish the others a speedy recovery.

  2. dressel says:

    main, my best frend ayana inthis accedent

  3. gtf360 says:

    Thats my aunt right their :(
    She was such a fun person , she was lovely to be around and so funni :]
    R.I.P. Aunt Ioni…

  4. Stephanie Honey Westby says:

    May my sister’s soul R.I.P…. <3. She was fearless, outgoing and very adventurous. Never to be seen without her kids and her nieces and nephews. I love u my li'l Pocahontas!!!! u di 'bun road'
    Oh gtf360 is my son Gian Fairweather – her nephew!!!

  5. Verlee James says:

    Today Is July 3rd 2013.I’m Crying My Eyes Out Right Now.I Blame Myself For This, Because I Was The One That Wanted To Go Swimming That Day. I Miss You So Much. I Wish You Were Here So I Can Forget The Past:’( But I Guess I Can’t Now. Your Gone And There’s Nothing I Can Do About It:( .When I Was In This Car Accident, I Realized How Much You Can Miss Someone When There Gone <\3 . . .Rest In Paris Beautiful Princess. . .I Love You:*

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