Road Incident Near Carmelita Turns Fatal

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Updated: May 18, 2016

Last night a fatal road traffic incident in the village of Carmelita claimed the life of Richard Orellano while another person has been hospitalized and a police officer attached to Belmopan, Roberto Teck is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Love News spoke to Deputy Commander for Orange Walk, Inspector Nicholas Palomo, who gave us the details.

NICHOLAS PALOMO

“Initial investigations revealed that the bluc Ford Explorer bearing license plate OWC05085 was travelling in a south to north direction heading to Orange Walk when the silver Kia Sorento, bearing license plate number BMPC04853, was travelling in a north to south direction heading to Belize City. The blue Kia Sorento was parked on the right side of the highway when the silver in color Kia Sorento entered the lane that that blue Ford Explorer was coming hitting it almost head on causing the Ford Explorer to collide into a parked blue Kia Sorento causing the damages. The silver Kia Sorento and the Ford Explorer were extensively damaged. Roberto Tek was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital and later transferred to the KHMH where he is in a very critical condition. The body of Richard Orellano is presently at the Orange Walk morgue awaiting a post mortem.”

We were made to understand that the third vehicle belonging to Phillip Waight, was parked on the side of the road when his vehicle was hit.

NICHOLAS PALOMO

“Initial investigations revealed that the bluc Ford Explorer bearing license plate OWC05085 was travelling in a south to north direction heading to Orange Walk when the silver Kia Sorento, bearing license plate number BMPC04853, was travelling in a north to south direction heading to Belize City. The blue Kia Sorento was parked on the right side of the highway when the silver in color Kia Sorento entered the lane that that blue Ford Explorer was coming hitting it almost head on causing the Ford Explorer to collide into a parked blue Kia Sorento causing the damages. The silver Kia Sorento and the Ford Explorer were extensively damaged. Roberto Teck was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital and later transferred to the KHMH where he is in a very critical condition. The body of Richard Orellano is presently at the Orange Walk morgue awaiting a post mortem.”

Police continues their investigation and are waiting for the results of blood tests to determine the alcohol content of the drivers.