Woman dies in traffic accident

A 23 year old woman perished in a road traffic accident last night.The accident happened between miles 85 and 86 on the Phillip Goldson Highway just before 7 p.m.

The victim, 25-year-old Iris Mabel Chicas of San Roman Village, was driving a grey car heading from Coroza Town towards the Northern Border. With Iris Chicas at the time was 28 year old Ahmad Shah Amini.

Ms Chicas reportedly started to overtake a van which was travelling in front of her, but in the process of overtaking, she collided head on into a cream pickup.

In the pickup at the time were the driver 65-year-old Chawki Karam Eddin,  an Arab/Belizean businessman of Corozal Town. He was accompanied by 41-year-old Muhamade Ahmad Hijize, an Arab/Belizean businessman of Corozal Town, who was seated on the front passenger seat. Seated in the pan of the pickup were 36-year-old  Jorge Patt, a sales clerk of Paraiso Village, 29-year-old Eucebio Campo of San Narciso Village, 35-year-old  Carlos Elvir of San Antonio, and 30-year-old  Eleaser Gutierrez of Progresso, who were travelling from the Northern Border towards Corozal Town.

vlcsnap-2015-02-12-04h48m09s193vlcsnap-2015-02-12-04h48m20s63vlcsnap-2015-02-12-04h48m26s121Both vehicles received extensive damages, and Iris Chicas died on the spot.  Chawki Karam Eddin complained of pain to the chest, hip, and head and he sustained a cut wound to the head. Muhamade Ahmad Hijize complained of pain to the chest and he sustained abrasions on his  foot as well as a broken left ankle. Jorge Patt received a cut wound to the head and complained of pain all over his body, Eucebio Campo complained of pain to his chest, Carlos Elvir sustained a broken  left foot and cut wound to the head.

Iris Mabel Chicas died on the spot. The body now awaits a postmortem examination.  Police investigations continue.

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