Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017. 10:21 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff:Sometime before 7 last night, 6-year-old Ashanti Pollard was walking along with her mother 42-year-old, Dawn Swasey.
While approaching the intersection of Kroman Road and Fabers Road Extension in Belize City a car approached travelling at high speed which knocked down Ashanti.
She suffered head and body injuries and was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:20 p.m.
Her mother did not receive any serious injury.
The car was identified as a Silver 4-door Toyota Corolla bearing license plates P D-7229.
The driver of the car was 43-year-old Albert Martinez of Western Pines 8 miles who was detained pending charges of “Manslaughter by negligence, Causing death by careless conduct and Driving without due care and attention”. A urine sample was also obtained from Albert Martinez.
According to eyewitness accounts, the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
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