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Jul 13, 2020

San Andres Villager Earl Armstrong Charged for Manslaughter by Negligence

Earl Armstrong

San Andres villager, Earl Armstrong is arrested and charged for a slew of traffic offenses, including Manslaughter by Negligence, following a fatal road traffic accident on the night of July tenth. Reports are that Nestor Grant was travelling in the pan of a pickup truck driven at the time by Armstrong. Somehow, Grant fell from the pickup and the vehicle Armstrong was towing ran over Grant. Armstrong did not stop, nor did he make a report to police that Grant was missing; Grant’s body was discovered on the road by police. It wasn’t until during the investigation that police later uncovered what transpired and Armstrong was taken into custody and up to four charges were levelled against him, including driving motor vehicle without a license and failure to report an accident. ACP Joseph Myvett of the National Crimes Investigation Branch says that Grant was also a resident of San Andres Village in the Corozal District.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Sometime around 7:30 p.m., Orange Walk police were called to the scene of a fatal traffic accident between miles forty-eight and forty-nine on the Philip Goldson Highway; that is just outside of Carmelita Village where they observed an unidentified male at the time, motionless on the right hand side of the highway when heading north. He was later identified as Nestor Grant, thirty-nine years of a San Andres Village address in the Corozal District. Our investigation led to the detention of Earl Armstrong, forty-one years also of San Andres Village. What we know so far is that Earl Armstrong was travelling in a blue Sonoma pickup northbound and at the time he was towing a white Toyota corolla. Seated in the pan of the pickup at the time was the deceased, Nestor Grant and he apparently fell out of the vehicle and was ran over by the second vehicle. The driver did not stop. So far, charges have been proffered against him for manslaughter by negligence, driving without due care and attention; drove unlicensed motor vehicle, failure to report an accident and he should be appearing in court today.”


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