Fatal traffic accident near Independence claims 1 life

Motorcycle fatality

Tuesday, July 21, 2015. BMG: Lucas Teul, a 20 year old from Independence Village in Southern Belize died in a fatal traffic accident yesterday around 2pm in the afternoon.

According to reports, police were called to an area on the Big Creek Road which is approximately half-mile away from Independence Village where they encountered the body of Teul who was lying motionless beside a creek with the front wheel of his motorcycle on top of him.

Police observed that both his head and body contained injuries and he was immediately transported to the Independence Village Poly Clinic where he was pronounced dead at 3:10pm.

Initial investigation reveals that Teul left Santa Teresa, Toledo on Sunday afternoon en route to Independence Village, and about 7:41 pm, he contacted his brother in law and informed him that he would be at his home shortly, however he never showed up and was found dead on Monday afternoon.

His body is currently at the Western Regional Hospital where it awaits a postmortem examination. Police are investigating.

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