BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 31, 2018– Two persons lost their lives in separate car accidents that took place over this past weekend. The first is 47-year-old Clifford Usher, whose grey Jeep Cherokee was found seriously damaged on the side of the road.
The accident occurred on Sunday, December 30. Around 2 a.m., police were called to an area known as Kanantik Junction, which is located between Miles 18 and 19 on the Southern Highway. When they arrived on the scene they saw Usher’s grey Jeep Cherokee with extensive damages and Usher’s body not too far away from it.
Initial investigations by police revealed that Usher, who is a resident of Cran Street in Belize City, was travelling from Placencia to Dangriga, where he works at Citrus Products of Belize Limited (CPBL), when his vehicle overturned several times and he was thrown out of the vehicle. He died instantly.
Police say they have not yet determined what caused the vehicle to overturn. Usher leaves behind 4 children.
The second accident also occurred on December 30, sometime after 7 p.m. Police visited an area near to Los Lagos, between Miles 12 and 13 on the Philip Goldson Highway, where they saw a blue vehicle in the middle of the road. About 6 feet away from the vehicle, they saw the body of a woman.
The woman was later identified as Rosita Armstrong, 66. She was walking to her home in Ladyville, after spending time at a friend’s house at Mile 13, when a car, which was driven by Winston Budd, 55, and was travelling from Burrell Boom towards Belize City, knocked her down.
Police said they believe that Armstrong was suffering from some mental health issue and that she was walking in the middle of the road at the time of the accident. She died on the spot.
Budd was issued with an NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) and a urine sample was taken from him.