Headline — 19 April 2013 — by Miriam Longsworth
3 die in Mile 7, George Price Highway accident

2 injured and hospitalized

A tragic accident involving two vehicles occurred tonight, Thursday, at approximately Mile 7 on the George Price Highway, claiming the lives of three persons, Godwin Flowers, Mark McKoy, Jr., and Luis Jones, according to preliminary reports.

The three men died at the scene of the incident. All three were traveling in a red Chevrolet pickup truck which was said to have been traveling away from Belize City. Jones was the driver of the vehicle, while Flowers and McKoy were traveling in the pan of the vehicle.

One other passenger in the Chevrolet, Philip Latchman, sustained injuries to the upper body.

The other victim, Marlon Martinez, was driving a black Suzuki four-door sedan. Martinez survived, sustaining injuries to the lower body. He was reportedly traveling to Belize City from Hattieville Village.

Both Latchman and Martinez were transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. We were told that they were both conscious.

Both vehicles were badly damaged. Additional details on the victims and the accident are being withheld by police at this time.

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