SPANISH LOOKOUT, Cayo District, Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019– Gregory Mosser, 44, a businessman who is the owner of Caribbean Tires of Spanish Lookout, was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter by negligence, two counts of causing death by careless conduct, driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and failure to indicate on a major road, in connection with a road traffic accident that claimed the lives of Jaime Ramos, 25, and his father Manuel Ramos, 55, both laborers of Duck Run 1.
Mosser was taken to the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court today, where the charges were read to him. Pleas were not taken and he was offered bail of $25,000 cash, plus two sureties. He was also ordered to surrender his travel documents; he is not to leave the country without permission from the Court. He met the conditions of the bail and the case was adjourned to March 28.
Police said that the father and son left their place of work on Monday and were traveling home on their motorcycle on Center Road, when, at about 6:30, they crashed into a pickup being driven by Mosser, who was driving out of the Caribbean Tire compound and making a left turn onto Center Road.
Both men were thrown off the motorcycle. The men suffered massive head and body injuries and were taken to the Western Regional Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival.
ACP Joseph Myvette said that blood samples were taken and submitted to see if alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Manuel Ramos is survived by his wife and three young children, and his son Jaime is survived by his wife and two young children. The two men were reportedly the sole breadwinners for their family.
Their wives are seeking financial help from Mosser.