74 F
Belize City
Friday, June 5, 2020
Home General John Bennett, 38, dies in accident on George Price Highway

John Bennett, 38, dies in accident on George Price Highway

GEORGE PRICE HIGHWAY, Tues. Mar. 12, 2019– John Bennett, 38, died in a traffic accident that occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, between Miles 6 and 7 on the George Price Highway. When police arrived on the scene, they saw Bennett’s body with multiple injuries on it and a red motorcycle not too far away.

A Ford Explorer and the person who had been driving it, Anthony Grant, age unknown, were in the middle of the road.

Initial investigations revealed that Bennett, who had been riding towards Belize City, was attempting to overtake a vehicle when he collided with Grant’s Ford Explorer, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Grant told police that he tried to swerve to avoid hitting Bennett, but was unable to do so.

Bennett died on the spot. Grant was served with an NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) and a urine sample was taken from him. A post-mortem exam was conducted on Bennett and police took a sample of his blood to determine if he had been intoxicated.

Bennett leaves behind 3 children.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Belize in the eye of the storm; let’s stay there

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 1, 2020-- With the latest easing of restrictions in the State of Emergency, athletes and sports fans may be getting...

Nimrod Tillett charged for brutal murder of Yo Creek caretaker

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Fri. May 29, 2020-- An  investigation into the brutal death of Abner Novelo, 30, a farm caretaker of Yo Creek, Orange...

Tacos, gyms and boledo are back!

BELIZE CITY, Sat. May 30, 2020-- The national lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that brought Belize’s economy to a standstill has been eased...

Police killing of unarmed black man ignites fiery protests in US cities

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 1, 2020-- The death of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of a white police officer has triggered a...