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Feb 10, 2003

Bicyclist dies after collision with car

An Orange Walk man lost his life over the weekend, the latest victim of a traffic accident on the Northern Highway. Reports to News 5 are that around 6:00 on Sunday evening, twenty-four year old Israel Nunez was riding his bicycle between miles forty and forty-one when he collided head on with an oncoming car. Nunez was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. According to the driver of the car, Run Tang Zhou, a businessman also from Orange Walk, the lights of an oncoming vehicle had blinded him and he did not see Nunez riding on the road until it was too late. Zhou has been detained by police, but at news time tonight had not yet been charged.

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