Fatal Traffic Accident in Stann Creek

A traffic accident has claimed the life of a man in the Stann Creek District. On Saturday the 5th of December at around 7:45p.m, a traffic accident took place at the Santa Cruz Junction and Placencia Road in Stann Creek, where a male person was “knocked down”. Initial vlcsnap-3792-09-27-10h15m30s894investigations revealed that at around 7:45p.m., 37-year-old David Anthony Bermudez, of San Ignacio, Cayo was driving a Dodge Ram Pickup Truck on the Southern Highway towards Mayan King Village and upon reaching a curve just before Mayan King village, he saw a male person on a bicycle and reportedly swerved to avoid hitting the male person but to no avail. He reportedly then stopped to assist the victim who was lying down in the middle of the road with head and body injuries. The victim was later identified as 50-year-old Jorge Reynoso Juarez of Santa Cruz village who was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Bermudez has since been detained pending investigations

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