Traffic charges withdrawn for 2013 accident

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36 year old Eldon Hendy of Isabella Bank, Belize District, no longer faces charges of manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention.

The charges were withdrawn on his appearance on Wednesday, before Magistrate Dale Cayetano, on order of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

On December 4, 2013, Hendy was accused of knocking down 75 year old Gregory Lopez, who was riding his bicycle between Miles 6 and 7 on the Philip Goldson Highway. Eldon Hendy’s white pick-up truck reportedly struck Gregory Lopez who died of head injuries at the scene.

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