According to police reports, Garbutt was driving his black Toyota Corolla from the direction of Corozal to Belize City. With him at the time was 36 year old Gary Williams.
Coming in the opposite direction was a red car being driven by 23 year old Steven Wade. The two vehicles had a head on collision. Mr. Garbutt received multiple injuries but his passenger received none. The person in the red car, Steven Wade, received a cut on his forehead. Garbutt was taken to the KHMH for treatment but passed away a few hours later.