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Oct 1, 2018

Oscar Coc Loses His Life in Road Traffic Accident

Joseph Myvett

A thirty-two-year-old resident of Santa Elena Town lost his life in the early hours of Saturday morning after being knocked down by a vehicle on Eden Drive.  Oscar Coc was reportedly walking along that stretch of road when a motorist ran him over.  The driver of the vehicle, identified as George Dawson, told police that he could not avoid hitting the pedestrian.  Following the incident, Coc was taken to the San Ignacio Community Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  Police say Dawson has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Saturday, September twenty-ninth, sometime around 2:30 a.m., police were called to the San Ignacio Community Hospital whereupon arrival they observed a Hispanic male person identified as Oscar Coc, thirty-two-years-old, with head and body injuries, who was undergoing treatment.  He later succumbed to his injuries whilst undergoing that treatment.  Initial police investigation revealed that Coc was taken to the hospital sometime around one a.m. by one George Dawson who, according to Mr. Dawson, was driving along Eden Drive in Santa Elena Town when Coc, who was walking, walked onto the street and according to Mr. Dawson, he was unable to avoid hitting Coc.  As a result, Dawson then picked up Coc and transported him to the San Ignacio Community Hospital.  Dawson has since been detained and urine samples were taken from him and he was served with a notice of intended prosecution.  This investigation is ongoing.”

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