On Thursday night around 11:05 near the Edge Water Night Club in Sandhill at Mile 21, Phillip Goldson Highway, police observed a black Ford Ranger pickup truck with license plates BC-C-39795 on the right side of the road facing north and 27 year old Victor Underwood of Biscayne, Belize District, lying face up about 10 feet away with injuries to the head, abdomen and hands. According to driver Marlon Longsworth, 41, of Crooked Tree, Belize District, he was traveling north on the highway from Belize City to Crooked Tree when he saw a dark-skinned man on the right side of the road who jumped onto the road and into the path of the vehicle causing him to be hit. Underwood died of his injuries while in treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Longsworth is son of pastor, businessman and former political aspirant Howell Longsworth and was served a notice of intended prosecution. Today officer in charge of Ladyville Formation Inspector Frederick Gordon said that while police have not formulated any theories they do have another account of what happened to Underwood.
“Well, we have a corporation with this at the time. Mr. Longsworth was with his son and he also gave us the same information that the driver that they were passing, the passenger had allegedly jumped into his side. That is confirmed by his son. Yes we have that in writing.
We cannot say at this time but then as we go along we are investigating and following all leads in respect of the investigation.”
According to Insp. Gordon, Longsworth cooperated with authorities. Police do not suspect alcohol involvement on the part of Longsworth and did not take a sample from him at the scene. They will, however, take samples from Underwood’s body to determine if he was intoxicated.