BELIZE CITY–Irene Sanchez, 22, of Orange Walk Town, a news anchor of CTV3 News Belize, is in a serious but stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she is being treated for internal injuries she sustained as the passenger in a car that was involved in a fatal road collision on Sunday, in which civilian court prosecutor Ryan Martinez was killed
Police reported that they visited an area between Miles 5 and 6 on the Philip Goldson Highway where they saw a cream-colored 4-door Lincoln MKZ car with extensive damages about 20 feet off the highway, lodged in some mangroves in the vicinity of the Haulover Bridge.
Upon closer inspection, they saw Ryan Martinez, 24, of Marage Road, Ladyville, and Irene Sanchez, 22, of San Lazaro, Orange Walk, trapped inside the mangled wreck. Equipment had to be used to extract them.
Initial investigations revealed that Martinez and Sanchez had been traveling from Belize City to Ladyville when Martinez lost control of the vehicle after passing the Haulover Bridge, ran off the highway and hit a tree in a mangrove area.
Martinez and Sanchez were transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where Martinez was pronounced dead on arrival, and Sanchez was admitted to ward.