2 persons dead and several injured in Placencia road traffic accident

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Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017. 3:28 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday police received information of a fatal road traffic accident between miles 4 and 5 on the Placencia Road near Bal Shrimp Farm.

Upon arrival, police saw a black two door Ford Ranger Pickup with extensive damage to the front portion and the windshield broken.

Police also saw two females and two males lying on the right hand side of the road at varied distance from each other suffering from injuries.

Two females and one male person were then transported to the Southern Regional Hospital in private motor vehicles and Ambulance.

Police investigations revealed that the pickup was being driven by 24-year-old Sandra Martinez, a housewife of St. Vincent Street in Dangriga.

She was reportedly traveling on the Placencia Road towards Placencia, and upon reaching in the area of miles 4 and 5, she reportedly lost control of the vehicle which ran off the road and overturned several times.

Traveling along with her were: (1) GUILLEROO MARTINEZ Jr. 27yrs, vendor of St. Vincent Street, (2) JONATHAN FRAZER 15yrs, student of St. Vincent Street, (3) VICTORIA SABAL 17yrs, unemployed of Melinda Rd., (4) AISHA RAMIREZ 16yrs, student of Dangriga, (5) MISTY POWELL 20yrs, domestic of 11/4 mile George Price Drive, (6) ALONZO RODRIGUEZ 8yrs, student of St. Vincent Street, (7) DARRIGNTON AUGUSTINE 20yrs, student of Cedar Street, (8) DESHAWN TAYLOR 18yrs, housewife of Monument Site,  (9) TIFFANY RODRIGUEZ 22yrs, student of Benguche area, (10) WARISE EMANY FLORES 14yrs, student of Dangriga, (11) TIMARA RODRIGUEZ 19yrs, of  Benguche area, (12) SHEIQUE RDORIGUEZ 16yrs, student of Dangriga and (13) ERVIN SANTOS 18yrs, construction worker of Pomona New Site.

According to police reports, all passengers suffered varied degrees of injuries.

Deshawn Taylor was seen with head and body injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m..  Warise Flores was seen with head injuries and was also pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m .on Sunday.

Injuries received by Timara Rodriguez, and Shanique Rodriguez are yet to be ascertained.

Ervin Santos was transported to Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) suffering from head and body injuries.  Misty Powell, Guillermo Martinez, Aisha Ramirez and Ervin Santos were also transported to the KHMH in serious conditions.

Timara and Shanique Rodriguez were treated and released from the Southern Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

The bodies of Deshawn Taylor and Warise Flores were transported to the Western Regional Hospital morgue awaiting a post mortem.

Police are investigating.

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