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Elderly Farmer Killed in RTA Down South

Investigations by police continue into the death of a farmer in the south.
81-year-old Demencio Cruz, a farmer of Silk Grass Village was knocked off his bicycle in a road traffic incident yesterday in the Stann Creek District. Around five-thirty on Thursday evening, the octogenarian was riding his bicycle on the side of the Southern Highway heading towards Silk Grass. Upon trying to cross the highway near Mile 8, Cruz was hit and run over by a white Ford Econoline van that was heading in the same direction. The driver of the van 42-year-old Francisco Omar Reymundo, a tour operator of Benque Viejo Town, was then detained by police. Investigators have since recorded statements from witnesses in the area and impounded Reymundo’s van as part of the probe.