The driver of the vehicle that knocked down and killed thirty-four-year-old Richard Canti in Orange Walk Town remains at large. Today his family is seeking answers and is asking the public for their assistance in locating the vehicle and the driver. His sister, Elva Canti told Love News that the family is prepared to offer a monetary reward to anyone who can help with any leads. Canti had left his house early Wednesday morning and was headed to work when he was knocked down and killed.
“Up to now the only report that we have is that he left his house approximately between 5:15 to 5:20, I really don’t know what happened after that. That’s when we received the report that an accident had happened. Up to now we still haven’t received any clarification of any vehicle or any license plate or what color vehicle it is- we don’t have anything clear as yet. We are still trying to find out any information that we could get and by the way we are offering a reward for any information that we can get from the community, whoever saw when this happened because there were people that were already out there when this happened and we are really asking for assistance from the public and any information; they don’t have to provide us with their name it could be anonymous but we need at least the license plate, at least the person, the color of the vehicle and where it can be located. Apart from being a hardworking person who was very humble, yes he had his ups and downs but we didn’t receive any complaints that he got violent with anyone here in the village or out in town. We haven’t received any report like that, he was seen as a humble person.”
Canti’s body was found around six o’clock Wednesday morning on the Belize Corozal Road. His bicycle was found a few feet away from him with the back wheel damaged. He was hit by an unknown vehicle from behind and left on the side of the road. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Police report that the 34-year-old had sustained head and body injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Northern Regional Hospital. Canti leaves behind his wife and four children. His family says he was the sole breadwinner for his family.