By Dalila Ical: Trial Farm village resident Hilberto Coyock, 40, was killed in an odd traffic accident on Thursday night.
Orange Walk police reported that a man was driving into Orange Walk Town from a northern direction in his 1997 Mazda four door sedan at around 9:35. Some 15 feet away before he approached the area near Diamond’s Restaurant along the Philip Goldson Highway, in Trial Farm Village, he noticed a man lying on the pavement. He tried to stop but was unable to and ran over the person later identified as Coyock.
He stopped to render aid and waited for police to arrive. When they got there, officers report that Coyock was seen bleeding from the head and was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the Mazda has not been charged but has been served with a notice of intended prosecution while authorities are compiling a case file.
It is not clear whether Coyock was dead before the accident or because of the accident.
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