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May 13, 2013

Lexie Dixon killed in accident in the city

Lexie Dixon

On Sunday night at about twelve thirty, another traffic accident claimed the life of a Belize City man. A trip from Hattieville to Belize City ended fatally for Lexie Bradford Dixon. Dixon was a passenger in a Pontiac car which overturned near Harry’s Imports on the George Price Highway. The driver of the vehicle Dominic Tatum and Collington Armstrong sustained minor injuries. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

 

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Lexie ‘Alex’ Dixon is the second person to lose his life in a fatal traffic accident over the weekend. This red Sunfire Pontiac was driven by nineteen year old Dominic Tatum. The accident at the entrance to the city took both fire personnel and Bert Emergency staff to remove Dixon from the vehicle. The friends were coming from a party when tragedy occurred.

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong, Accident Victim 

“Early Sunday morning, after twelve. We mi deh dah wah party behind martin’s Area, after yo past Leslie’s. we mi di drink there. Before we left, we mi look fi wah song fi put on. Then we take off, full speed from in front of the party. We come pan the highway to come back to Belize now. I could remember Lexie pull the steering while bally di drive and he try struggle fi bring it back on the road. I don’t know if it flip. To me it felt as if it swerving on the road. My friends say it flip on Lexie side, the one weh dead. After that I try crawl out. I couldn’t talk, I mi can’t see. Every time I di crawl, I drop. I hear my friend tell me something, but I neva get it could because around my neck hurt, shoulder in pain and my head mi di hurt.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“How many of you were in the car?”

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong

“Five. I was in the middle, one of my friends on the left and the next one, Gary, on the right. Lexie, the one weh dead, mi deh in passenger side and Dominic, the driver.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Did Dominic tell you more or less what happened? What caused the vehicle to get into the accident?”

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong

“He doesn’t remember, but he said that he mi di try pull it so it deh good on the road, but sake of the speed…when he pulled it hard to the right, the vehicle started to flip then.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“The police report mentions taking urine sample. Was anybody in the vehicle maybe had too much or do you feel that everyone was okay?”

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong

“To me everyone was ok, but I noh know weh possess Lexie fi pull the steering.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“He may have had some responsible.”

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong

“Yes sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“How was he to the rest of you? What kind of person was he? I know he was your friend and you lost him.”

 

Voice of: Collington Armstrong

“Always a happy person. Have yo back no matter what.”

 

Jerome Marshall

Jerome Marshall, Brother of Deceased

“We are coping with it; everybody just taking it as the day progresses.”

 

Reporter

“How is his mom doing?”

 

Jerome Marshall

“Well of course you know she will be taking it the hardest. He was a happy, go lucky jovial kind of guy. Everybody know Lexie, they meet Lexie always laughing and talking and saying the silliest things but at the same time making you laugh. You could be having he worse day, but Lexie come around and big smile on your face. That’s Lexie right there for you.

 

Reporter

“We have this situation where police are saying that they have to take urine samples; just procedure and stuff like that.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“They were at a party. It is believed that alcohol may have contributed to this accident.”

 

Jerome Marshall

“Well I really wouldn’t be able to say because like I told you guys earlier when the accident happened I was not here. I was in Benque Viejo and I got a call I think about one-thirty the morning when I got the tragic news. So I wouldn’t be able to comment on that.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“His friends say they were having fun in the car and he pulled the steering wheel; they said that was actually what happened. Did they tell you that?”

 

Jerome Marshall

“Nobody has commented that to me thus far.”

 

The family hopes to bury Alex on Thursday. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

 

Dominic Tatum was admitted to ward in a stable condition under observation and blood specimen was drawn for analysis. Tatum has been released from the K.H.M.H.

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3 Responses for “Lexie Dixon killed in accident in the city”

  1. Al says:

    Drunk driving and they think nothing of it. It is only the grace of God that they did not kill innocent drivers on the road. The law should hold the bar owners who allow people who are driving to drink to excess and then get behind the wheel. We have a country of alcoholics, young and old. Where is the country headed.

  2. Belizean Pride says:

    YOUNG AND RECKLESS
    come brothers think before you hit the road if you have been drinking respect the lives of others cause lucky nobody else died or other driver on another vehicle died. damn!! life is short lets live it to the fullest don’t waste it like this man.

  3. Phillipa says:

    Then our traffic department only works in the morning targeting the buses. Its very sad but then again we must think before we drink and drive.

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