Police Seeks Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

Updated: November 17, 2015

A driver from Bella Vista Village in the Toledo District has been charged with manslaughter by negligence following a road traffic incident last Friday.  Abelino Matamoro was driving a green and white Meilun motorcycle on the Southern Highway at around five thirty on Friday evening when the incident occurred between miles twenty three and twenty four.  Matamoro reportedly knocked down 47-year-old, Carlota Contreras of Santa Cruz Village as she was standing on the right hand side of the highway.  Contreras sustained injuries to her head and body and was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where she passed away twenty four hours later.  The driver, Abelino Matamoro is wanted by police as their investigations continue.  The motorcycle was found at the scene with damages to its front fenders and head light.