64.8 F
Belize City
Monday, November 18, 2019
Home Uncategorized Road accident claims life of soldier

Road accident claims life of soldier

A Belize Defence Force soldier, Staff Sergeant Abimael Carrillo, died at the BDF hospital in Price Barracks, Ladyville, about an hour after being rushed there to be treated for massive head and body injuries he sustained in a traffic accident.

Carrillo was travelling in a pickup truck being driven at the time by Juan Tuyub. Tuyub was turning the curve into the Old Airport Camp Road, now Price Barracks Road, from off the Philip Goldson Highway at Mile 8 ¾ in Ladyville, when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned at about 1:30 this morning, Thursday.

People in the area rushed to assist the soldiers.

At the scene, police saw a grey Toyota pickup overturned, with its four wheels up in the air, and it was submerged in water.

The vehicle was pulled out of the water, and its occupants were taken out by the bystanders and placed on the roadside. Tuyub, who was the first person taken out, was unhurt, but Carrillo was in an unconscious state. The pickup was then towed to the BDF Camp, along with the injured soldier.

Not long after arriving at the BDF hospital, Carrillo was pronounced dead by the BDF doctor.

Police have since launched an investigation into the road accident that led to the death of the staff sergeant.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Dengue epidemic continues to rage — more deaths reported

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019-- The dengue fever epidemic which began affecting Belize from as early as January has showed no signs of...

Belize and Barbados move to establish trade partnership

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Nov. 12, 2019-- The Caribbean sister nations of Barbados and Belize made a significant move today to begin a partnership which...

Carlos Chayash, 40, robbed and stabbed in Quintana Roo

CARRILLO PUERTO, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019-- Carlos Cirilo Chayash, 40, a supervisor from Trial Farm, Orange Walk District, who recently relocated...

Former activist for Maya rights, Gregory Ch’oc, called to the Bar

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Nov. 8, 2019-- Gregory Ch’oc, the former executive director of the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, who stood at the...