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Cayo Man Dies in Road Traffic Incident

This next incident of road fatality occurred on Saturday afternoon in Santa Elena Town, Cayo District. 26-year-old, Isaiah Sandoval. Reports say that just after one o’clock, Sandoval and a sixteen-year-old minor were on a motorcycle traveling on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena Town, when Sandoval was overtaking a vehicle. Whilst overtaking, Sandoval’s cycle collided with another motorcycle coming in the opposite direction. The second cycle was being driven by 20-year-old, Nigel Ramirez. As a result, Sandoval and the minor were transported to the hospital where Sandoval later passed away. Police’s Public Relations officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood provided the media with the preliminary information gathered by investigators.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department : “Upon arrival they saw, they observed Isaiah Sandoval, 26 years, Belizean, along with a 16 year old female minor that claimed they were riding a blue in colour Meilun motorcycle that collided into a green Kawasaki motorbike driven at the time by Nigel Ramirez, 20 years old. Sandoval and the female minor were observed with various head injuries and the minor, the female’s injuries were classified as not life threatening; however, Ramirez, who also sustained various injuries, was rushed to the San Ignacio hospital along with Sandoval. Unfortunately, Sandoval succumbed to his injuries. It’s a rare occurrence indeed and I know that the police officers have drawn a sketch plan. They carefully examined that scene and hopefully today when we get the preliminary report, we could determine what may have been the factors leading up to this fatal accident.”

Isaiah Sandoval was a participant in this year’s Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge. He was part of team Faya Boyz who had placed 9th in the Family Adventure category. Love News understands that Sandoval was in Belize visiting as resided in the United States.