Former Minister Marcial Mess Dies in Traffic Accident

Belize police CapFormer PUP Area Representative  for Toledo West and Minister Marcial Mes, was killed in an early morning traffic accident in the Toledo District on Sunday.  Mes was headed from Punta Gorda Town to his home in San Marcos Village when he crashed into a culvert and died.

The accident happened in Yemeri Grove village, some 7 miles outside of Punta Gorda town. Mes was driving at the time of the incident and reportedly lost control of his vehicle, running off the road and hitting the culvert, dying on the spot.

With him at the time of the incident was Mario Caal who received serious injuries and was rushed to the Punta Gorda Hospital.

In 2007, Mes was  accused of knocking down two children who were on their way to church in Forest Home village.

Mes walked away from that case when it went to court. Then in 2008, Mes was charged with other traffic offenses when he crashed into the back of a police mobile.  Marcial Mes was 65 years old at the time of his death

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