General — 26 May 2018 — by Courtney Menzies
Rudolph Kelly Jr., 52, dies after crashing into lamppost at roundabout

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 24, 2018– Around 9:00 o’clock on Tuesday night, there was a fatal car accident at the roundabout at the intersection of Central American Boulevard and Mahogany Street in Belize City.

When police arrived on the scene, they saw a Toyota Camry with extensive damage to the front. They also found Rudolph Kelly, Jr., 52, slumped over in the driver’s side of the car.

At a police press brief held today, police said that Kelly, the landlord of a residence at Mile 8, drove to the checkpoint on Central American Boulevard, heading toward the Civic Center after leaving the roundabout at the intersection of Cemetery Road and Central American Boulevard and told the officers that he had been injured.

Police observed two serious cut wounds on Kelly’s left arm and allowed him to pass the checkpoint.

Kelly continued to drive toward the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a lamppost at the roundabout at the intersection of Central American Boulevard and Mahogany Street.

Kelly was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police are unsure whether the cut wounds caused Kelly’s death, or whether his death was a result of the car accident.

Police still don’t know what really happened, and have ruled the incident a sudden death while they await the results of an autopsy.

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