Nineteen-year-old Silvan Mencias lost his life as a result of a road traffic incident early yesterday morning. It happened in Camp One in Shipyard Village in the Orange Walk District. Mencias was in the passenger seat of a white dodge caravan which was being driven at the time by 25-year-old Alvin Reneau. They were heading from Guinnea Grass Village to Shipyard Village when Reneau lost control of the vehicle. Four other persons were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident. They sustained minor injuries. Mencias is from August Pine Ridge.