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Jan 14, 2019

EMT Loses Life in RTA on Southern Highway

An emergency medical technician is dead following an accident between miles ten and eleven on the Southern Highway sometime early this morning. Police say Khalil Reyes was along with his co-worker socializing in a village prior to the accident. The surviving occupant of the ambulance told police that he was asleep and it was only when he woke up he realized they had met in an accident. Police say that at this time they are not sure who was driving the ambulance and while they believe the men had been drinking that is yet to be confirmed.  Both men are employees of the Southern Emergency Services, a private ambulance service located at mile ten on the Southern Highway.  Police responded to the scene of the accident and shared the details.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“This morning sometime shortly before five a.m., Dangriga police was called to an area between miles ten and eleven on the southern highway where they observed a red and white ambulance, being operated by Southern Emergency Services, on the right hand side of the road when travelling north somewhere just before the vicinity of the Hopkins junction with extensive damage to its front portion. Also seen was a clear complexion male person who seemed to be lifeless with a portion of his right food severed. His name was learnt to be Khalil Reyes, a twenty-six year old of a Belmopan address. According to the other person who was in the ambulance with him, Gerson Chavez, said that they were somewhere in the vicinity of Maya Center village socializing and had left there sometime after eleven p.m. According to him, he fell asleep and when he woke up he was inside the creek. Police are in the process of detaining him pending further investigation into this matter. The interview conducted with Mr. Chavez revealed that they had come off duty sometime around eight p.m. that night.


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