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Toledo Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident

A resident of Bella Vista Village was killed on Friday in a road traffic accident. Around five-thirty police responded to a traffic incident near 43 and 44 on the Southern Highway. Upon arrival, they found the body thirty-seven-year-old Rafael Ortiz Lopez, a red pickup truck in the drain on the right side of the road next to a tractor with an attached trailer, and an extensively damaged motorcycle on the left side of the road. Ortiz who was the driver of the motorcycle was driving in the direction of Independence Village, towards Bella Vista Village, when he collided with the pickup that was being driven by fifty-year-old Ramon Caceres. According to police at the time of the collision Caceres was overtaking the tractor that was being driven by thirty-year-old, Edwin Recinos. Assistant Superintendent of Police Fitzroy Yearwood told the media today that Caceres has since been charged in relation to the incident.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Office, Belize Police Department: On Friday the first of October police formally arrested and charged Ramon Caseres, 50 years old self employed of Bella Vista Village, for the crime of manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, driving without due care and attention, and improperly overtaking another motor vehicle. So he has been charged.”