Road traffic accident near Calla Creek Junction in Cayo District injures 2 and claims 1 life

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Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 1:04 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  According to police reports, last night about 11:35, Benque Viejo police responded to a traffic accident between miles 70 and 71 near the Calla Creek Junction on the George Price highway.

Police observed a silver colored Mazda 4 door van parked in an open lot off the road facing the highway with its entire left and front portion extensively damaged.

Investigation reveals that about 11:15, the vehicle was being driven by Kendra Mejia, 21, Honduran of Succotz Village, Cayo, from Benque Viejo to San Ignacio along with her brother Hector Mejia and Lizzemy Gutierrez, 17, and approaching the Calla creek Junction, she lost control of the van causing it to run off the road.

The van then ran into a ditch and flipped over.

Guiterrez complained of pain to the back, hip and right foot.

Hector received a cut wound to both feet, right knee, cut to the left eye and upper lip, swelling on the left side of jaw and bruises to the left side.

Kendra was taken to the San Ignacio Community hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Both Lizzemy and Hector remain at the San Ignacio Community Hospital.

The body of Kendra is at the morgue awaiting a post mortem examination.

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