General — 13 January 2015 — by Albert J. Ciego
David Hill’s accident caused by a heart attack

BELIZE CITY–A postmortem exam conducted on the body of American national David Hill, 65, of Rock Stone Pond Village, Belize District, confirms that his death was caused by a heart attack. The autopsy was carried out at about 9:00 this morning by Doctor Hugh Sanchez, medical coroner, at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH).

According to police reports, at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, David Hill was driving his Chevy 1500 Suburban on the Old Northern Highway from Sand Hill towards Rock Stone Pond, upon reaching Mile 30 ½ on the highway, by the Altun Ha junction in Lucky Strike, Hill went into cardiac arrest and lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle ran off the road and crashed.

Travelling with him at the time was his common-law wife, Eleanor Arana of Rock Stone Pond.

People in the area alerted BERT, and both Hill and Arana were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Police said that Hill died while they were travelling to the KHMH, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital at 7:47 p.m., while Arana was treated and later released.

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