BERMUDIAN LANDING ROAD, Belize District, Mon. Feb. 4, 2019– Early this morning at around 2:30, Kristian Myles Tillett, 27, a well-known jockey who had won the last race of the day at the Burrell Boom racetrack, was fatally injured after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving.
Tillett was driving his green Mitsubishi SUV from Burrell Boom to Scotland Half Moon, where he lived. As he was driving on the Bermudian Landing Road, his vehicle overturned several times and he was thrown out of it, hitting the pavement. He died on the spot.
Tillett was accompanied by two women, one of whom was his common-law wife. Both women only sustained minor injuries.
Police said they are still investigating what exactly caused Tillett to lose control of the vehicle; however, unconfirmed media reports are that he had a tire blowout.