Crime — 30 May 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

The family of Santiago Cocom, 68, of Trial Farm, Orange Walk District, is mourning his death after he was killed by a hit-and-run driver at about 10:00 Saturday night on Queen Victoria Avenue in Orange Walk Town.

Cocom was declared dead on the spot after suffering massive head and body injuries.

Police said that Santiago Cocom was trying to cross to the other side of the road when he was knocked down by a vehicle, which dragged him about 100 feet from where he was hit. The driver, after knowing that he had hit a person, drove away.

Police say that they have a description of the vehicle and a license plate that they are currently trying to track down, and are seeking public assistance to arrest the hit-and-run driver. They are urging people in the area who saw the incident or believe they know the vehicle or the driver, to come forward to the police, or call 911 or 0800 -922- TIPS.

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