Eight-year-old dies in Independence day accident

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015.  BMG: While Belizeans across the country celebrated the 34th Birthday of Belize, a family mourned the death of a loved one.

According to police reports, around 2:40 p.m. on Independence Day, they responded to a traffic accident between Kuylen RTA 01miles 68 and 69 on the George Price Highway in the Cayo District area. Upon arrival police saw a dark gray Mazda Tribute SUV with license plate PG-C-00778 on the left hand side of the road extensively damaged.

Police investigations have revealed that 31-year-old Evelyn Kuylen, a Belizean clerk of Churchill Street, Benque Viejo Town, was travelling in the direction of Benque along with her two daughters, two-year-old Andrea Desaree Chiroy, eight-year-old Kaylene Luceli Mai, and her nine-year-old son Ken Francis Mai, when she lost control of the vehicle and over-turned.

Kuylen RTA 02Ken Mai received injuries to the forehead, nose ridge, as well as abrasions to his right hand, left hand, with a bruise to his left knee, and bruisees to his right ankle; Andrea Chiroy received abrasions to her knee and cut wounds to the right side of the head while Kaylene Mai received abrasions to the left hand, the left elbow, the forehead, the stomach area and a cut to the lip.

Evelyn Kuylen received a cut wound to the top of her head, swelling to right side of the forehead above the eye, as well as cut wounds to the index and middle finger and left elbow.

Photo courtesy of Jose. A. Sanchez. 

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