Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 8:49 am CST.
By BBN Staff: On Saturday at about 8:30 p.m., Belmopan Police responded to a fatal road traffic accident between miles 53 and 54 on the Hummingbird Highway where officers saw the body of 52-year-old Salvadoran national, Oscar Emigdio Santillana Rivas of Belmopan lying on the side of the highway.
Investigations revealed that he was riding a grey beach cruiser bicycle when he was hit from behind by a black Honda CRV which was being driven at the time by Michael John Rau.
Rivas received head and body injuries and died on the spot.
His body now lies at the Western Regional Hospital morgue awaiting a post-mortem examination.
A notice of intended prosecution was served to Rau pending investigation and his vehicle has been impounded.
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