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Mar 21, 2019

2 Persons Charged for Separate Fatal RTAs

Two separate fatal road crashes happened on the Hummingbird and Southern Highways in the past few days. The fatal hit and run on the Hummingbird claimed the life of sixty-three-year-old Pablo Hernandez of Las Flores on Sunday night. The other happened in Hickatee Village, Toledo on Saturday night where twenty-one-year-old Adrian Choco was knocked down and killed as he walked on the highway. The driver in that accident also fled the scene. Today, police say they have and charged the two drivers involved in these accidents.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police have arrested and charged twenty-seven-year-old Gilberto Sam of Indian Creek with causing manslaughter by negligence; causing death by careless conduct; driving without due care and attention, failing to report an accident, failing to stop and render aid and driving with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.”



“Can you say how investigators ended up with information leading them to Indianville where this particular person was?”


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Based on witnesses that saw the vehicle go in that direction, the police proceeded in that direction and following on several other leads led them to the detention of Mr. Sam.”



“Sir, from what investigators saw, what damages were on the vehicle that is consistent with a road traffic accident – vehicle hitting a person?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“I believe there are damages to the right front portion of the bumper and the bonnet.”



“Sir, any charges for the driver in the death of road traffic accident victim Pedro Hernandez?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes, police have arrested and charged Robert Alfaro of Las Flores with manslaughter by negligence; causing death by careless conduct; driving without due care and attention; failed to report an accident and failed to stop and render aid.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, do we know if Alfaro was under the influence of alcohol?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time we are not able to say that as he was not found immediately after the accident.”

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