Traffic accident claims the life of a teenager

vlcsnap-2013-04-22-21h07m51s162There have been a number of road traffic accidents over the last few weeks and we have another fatal one to report on tonight. A 16 year old died in this one while his 17 year old friend continues to fight for his life. A little after 7:00am on Saturday morning, Michael Derrick Masariego and Nigel Carbajal, both residents of San Ignacio Town, were on their way to a Track and Field Event and hitched a ride with 51 year old Georgeville resident Anthony Vasquez. Vasquez was driving a blue Nissan pickup truck. He picked up the two boys in Cristo Rey Village and about a mile away from Santa Elena Town, a vehicle, coming with high speed in the opposite vlcsnap-2013-04-22-21h08m10s76direction, caused the area to get dusty. The driver says that he was unable to see the road and ran off into some nearby bushes. The vehicle overturned, causing Vasquez to suffer abrasions to the top of his head and left elbow. 17 year old Nigel Carbajal received abrasions to the face. He is currently at the KHMH in a critical condition. 16 year old Michael Derrick, who was known affectionately as George, received severe head and body injuries and died on the spot.

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