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.
Both 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.