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Jun 7, 2005

Run of fatal accidents continues

Story PictureThe carnage on the nation’s roads continues, this time with the death of a truck passenger in the Cayo District. Forty-nine year old Edmundo de Jesus Montoya lost his life this afternoon when he fell out of a pickup between miles sixty-five and sixty-six on the Western Highway. Driver William Swan told police that he was heading from San Ignacio to Benque Viejo when Montoya, who was sitting in the pan, apparently stood up and lost his balance. He fell out, receiving severe injuries and was dead on arrival at San Ignacio Hospital.

Earlier in the day, a police officer was seriously injured when his car was struck by a bus near the entrance to Belmopan. Inspector Eugene Fuentes lies in critical, but stable condition at the K.H.M.H. Fuentes was one of two passengers in a Geo Tracker being driven by another policeman on the way to Belize City on the Western Highway, when the vehicle was hit by a Novelo’s bus coming from the opposite direction. Reports to News 5 indicate that as the two vehicles neared the junction with George Price Boulevard the bus swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle and rammed the Tracker. The driver and the other passenger, also a police officer, received injuries that were not life threatening.

And in late news, we have receive word that a tourist in Caye Caulker was killed around four-thirty this afternoon when rough weather sent his kiteboard crashing into a building at high speed. The deceased, Michael Flemright, allegedly was thrown off the board and received fatal wounds to the head.

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