Another teen lost his life over the weekend but under different circumstances. According to police, seventeen-year-old Luis Leonard Martinez, a construction worker of August Pine Ridge Village, Orange Walk District was killed in a fatal traffic accident on Sunday evening. According to Assistant Superintendent of Police, Fitzroy Yearwood, the teen was riding his motorcycle when sixty-three year old, Eustaguio (eh-oo-stah-kee-yo) Pastor Sanchez hit him with his pickup truck.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relation Belize Police Department: “We has a fatal traffic accident sometime around five o’clock yesterday evening in August Pine Ridge Village Orange Walk district where 17 year old Louis Martinez was driving a motorbike and 63 year old Pastor Sanchez who did cooperate with the police and took them to the scene where this accident occurred. He claimed that Martinez was taking a left turn on his motorbike and collided into his right front fender of his vehicle causing his injury. Martinez was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical officer.”
Reporter: Samples taken ?
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relation Belize Police Department: “Yeah. The police did issue a notice of intended prosecution and he fully cooperated with the police as I indicated. So the process is being followed and hopefully if and when charges are levied against him it will be relayed to you.”