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Man Charged for Fatal Hit and Run

Jose Landero was today arraigned on charged following last week’s road accident in the west in which a child died and a second was seriously hurt. 

Cayo correspondent Elaine Berry tells us more

Elaine Berry, Cayo Correspondent: “Twenty seven year old Jose Landero of Santa Familia Village here in the Cayo district was arraigned for the following offences, manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, drove motor vehicle without due care and attention, failure to provide a specimen when requested to do so. These offences were due to an incident that occurred on Thursday April 8 at about 4:30 P.M in the said village when Landero who was driving his white pickup truck knocked down eleven year old Kenya Cruz and five year old Jair Cruz who were returning home from their aunt. Kenya died on the spot while Jair sustained several injuries to his face, foot and body. Jair is presently at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical but stable condition receiving treatment.”

Landero will receive additional charges for the injuries he caused to the younger child. He today received bail of five thousand dollars plus a surety of the same amount. He goes back to court on June thirty.