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Apr 3, 2006

Teen crushed to death by falling logs

A freak accident in the Stann Creek district has claimed the life of a teenaged boy. Thirteen year old Wilmer Rocha was killed when a truckload of logs fell on top of him. The boy was helping his father, fifty-six year old Calvin Cornelius, unload the shipment at his farm near Silk Grass Village. According to police reports, Cornelius told Wilmer to go the front of the truck so the logs could be released safely, but when Cornelius released the chains he discovered that his son had in fact gone to the rear of the truck and had been crushed by the falling logs. The boy was found bleeding badly with fatal injuries to the head. The body was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital.

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