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Dec 28, 2016

20 Year Old Struck Dead by Vehicle on Placencia Road on Christmas Morning

Twenty-year-old Israel Lopez of Hope Creek, Stann Creek District, met his death unexpectedly on this holiday weekend. On Christmas morning he was on his way home from a night of socializing when a vehicle caromed into him from behind, causing fatal injuries. Intermediate Southern Formation police are now investigating and News Five spoke via telephone to commander, Superintendent Reymundo Reyes earlier today.


On the Phone: Supt. Reymundo Reyes, O.C. Intermediate Southern Formation

“Sunday morning sometime after six – shortly after six in the morning, Independence Police received information of the motionless body of a male person lying on the right side of the road, on the Placencia Road, near Santa Cruz. So as a result police visited the scene, where on arrival they saw a male person of Hispanic descent with severe injuries. No other persons or vehicles were seen in the area. The scene was processed; the body was then transported to the Belmopan morgue where it awaits a post-mortem examination. The person has been identified as Israel Lopez, twenty years ago, a resident of Hope Creek village. The information we had is that he was socializing at a Hopkins nightclub, apparently after that he left the establishment but apparently he had already consumed alcohol. He was heading towards his workplace, because apparently he was working at a resort in Riversdale, when apparently he was – we believe he was knocked down by a vehicle, causing the injury to his head and leading to his death.”

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