BELIZE CITY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2015–One of two persons travelling in an SUV from Ladyville to Belize City on the Philip Goldson Highway was killed immediately due to massive head and body injuries, while the second person suffered injuries that were not life-threatening when the vehicle crashed into a fence.
At about 6:30 this morning, at Mile 2 on the Philip Goldson Highway in front of the Coral Grove Puma Gas Station, near the property of businessman Jose Shoman, an SUV, driven by John Jeremy Gordon, 35, slammed into a concrete fence on Shoman’s property.
Gordon’s girlfriend, Jamelia Arnold, 27, was extracted by the Belize Fire Service from the vehicle using the “Jaws of Death,” and taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted in a stable condition.
Gordon was subsequently recovered from the vehicle, but he was already dead.
Superintendent Linden Flowers, Commander of Precinct 4 Police, said that Gordon lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the fence.
Flowers said that on their arrival at the scene of the accident, they saw two persons trapped in the vehicle, and he did not see any skid marks on the road. Earlier that morning, it had been raining, and that may have contributed to the crash.
Superintendent Flowers said that he believes, however, that speeding also played a part in the fatal accident.