On Friday, March 20 there was a fatal traffic accident on Melinda Road in the Stann Creek District just after 1:30 pm. The motionless body of 22-year-old, Sho Dee Emmanuel was seen lying on the road. Initial investigations revealed that 29-year-old Daren Castillo, Belizean truck driver of Hope Creek Village was driving a blue Freightliner truck when the truck ran over Emmanuel who was riding a bicycle traveling in the opposite direction. According to Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo, they are investigating the matter.
Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, Head, CIB: “On Friday the 20th of March at about 1:35PM police were called to the Melinda Road where they observed a blue in color Freightliner Truck and beside the truck was a bicycle and the motionless body of a male person who was identified as Sho Dee Emanuel 22 years of a Hope Creek address. What we understand is that the driver of the truck was heading towards the highway when the bicycle collided in the truck and as a result the male person sustained injuries to his body and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He was detained and a notice of intended prosecution was served on him.”