Man dies in fatal road accident

A traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway between miles 81 and 82 in Ranchito village, Corozal,  has left one man dead. The incident happened sometime after 11  o’clock on Saturday night.

Eric Vellos was northbound in a Nissan Altima car, when it received a tire blowout.  Mr Vellos reportedly lost control of the car, which crashed into a culvert and flipped several times, landing with its four wheels up in the air.

Police say Eric Vellos was thrown from the overturning vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, including an open wound to the back of the head. He was taken to the Corozal Community hospital for medication treatment but died a short time later.

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