Local butcher killed during accident at Western Highway roundabout
In addition to the murder victims, two more persons lost their lives in vehicular accidents. On Saturday evening, a few minutes before four p.m., Aaron Coleman was driving his green Ford Ranger on the Southern Highway. When the thirty-three year old mechanic of Big Falls Village arrived at Tambran Village between miles sixty-six and sixty-seven, he saw a child on a red beach cruiser bicycle approaching. Coleman tried to avoid hitting the child, but he was unable to avoid contact. The minor received head injuries and he was rushed to the Punta Gorda Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The boy has been identified as Rufino Xi, a ten year old student of Golden Stream Village. A little more than half an hour before that accident occurred, a Belize City butcher lost his life when he was merely a few blocks from his home. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.
A Belize City man who spent the last nine years riding to and from the Meat Shop near the Belcan Bridge has been killed in a tragic accident. On Saturday evening, twenty five year old Rafael Torres, a butcher, was on his way to his Iguana Street home. But his life was cut short at the roundabout located near the Western Highway entrance to Belize City. According to the police, Torres was riding a beach cruiser bicycle on the right side of Central American Boulevard and upon reaching the intersection of the roundabout he attempted to pass on the right side of the truck, which was being driven at the time by forty nine year old Alberto Morey. Morey was driving a blue truck with international license plate PQ-2825 and a white trailer with license plate PA-542. The police say that Morey was already on the roundabout when the handle of the bicycle made contact with the right, rear side of the trailer. Torres lost control, fell to the ground, and his head was crushed. His family is still in shock; however, they say that he leaves behind one child. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.Email This Story