A traffic accident in the Orange Walk District has claimed the life of an elderly farmer of Douglas Village.
The accident occurred on Saturday night, somewhere between Douglas Village and San Juan Village.
Initial police investigations revealed that driver of a red ford ranger pickup, driven by 18-year-old Eleodoro Osorio, was en route to the Orange Walk Hospital, when he saw a Man riding a bicycle swerving on the middle of the road and in front of the pickup. As a result, the driver hit the man, who was later identified as 62-year-old Fermin Gonzalez.
The driver, Eleodoro Osorio, was served with a copy of Notice of Intended Prosecution, and the body of Fermin Gonzales was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital Morgue, where he was pronounced dead at 9:00 p.m. The body is now awaiting a post mortem.