Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014. 8:34 am CST.
Saturday, August 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A fatal road traffic accident this morning on the George Price Highway has claimed the life of a woman. The crash happened around 6 am in the village of San Jose Succotz.
Preliminary information received say that a Pathfinder and a taxi cab collided near Mile 72 on the George Price Highway – also referred to as the Benque Road – resulting in fatal injuries to the woman, whose name has not yet been confirmed.
Sources say that the Pathfinder was being driven at the time of the crash by a senior police officer who lives in Benque Viejo del Carmen town.
UPDATE: 9:15 am – The victim of this morning’s fatal road traffic accident has been identified as Yolanda Valencia, a resident of San Jose Succotz village, Cayo.
UPDATE: 10:55 am – According to reports received, the driver of the taxi that was involved in this morning’s traffic accident is hospitalized in a serious condition.
We are trying to confirm his name.
UPDATE: Investigations continue to try and determine what led to this morning’s fatal traffic accident at mile 71 on the George Price Highway. 55 year old Yolanda Vargas died inside a taxi cab.
A cell phone video surface this afternoon which shows Deputy Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura outside the driver’s side of the Pathfinder which was also involved in the accident.
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