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Jan 23, 2017

Motorcyclist’s Life Cut Short in an Instant in Orange Walk

Jerry Martinez

Another motorcyclist perished in a traffic mishap over the weekend.  On Friday night, nineteen-year-old Jerry Martinez, a resident of Black Water Creek in Trial Farm, lost his life along the Otro Benque Road in Orange Walk Town.  The teenager collided into a lamppost and suffered massive injuries to the upper body.  Martinez was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


Fitzroy Yearwood

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Media Officer, Belize Police Department

“We had a fatal traffic accident a little before midnight in Orange Walk where a young man was driving his motorbike and collided into a lamppost.  That’s on the right of the highway if you are traveling from Orange Walk towards Corozal.  He unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.”



“Sir, they are saying that this Mr. Martinez, Jerry Martinez, was intoxicated while he was driving his motorcycle.  Do you have any such information?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well, like you rightfully mentioned, we have persons in the area that said that Mr. Martinez was seen socializing somewhere in the vicinity of Central Park on Orange Walk just minutes before he collided into the lamppost.  So we are definitely looking at maybe that alcohol may have been a factor in this accident.”


Martinez’s body awaits a post mortem examination.

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