Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018. 2:15 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Last night around 6:50, police responded to a report of a road traffic accident between miles 10 and 11 on the Stann Creek Valley Road.
There, police saw the motionless body of Andres Phillip Diego Sr., 52, a Belizean laborer of Pomona Village lying face down in the middle of the road.
Police also saw a red and grey bicycle on the right hand side of the road not far from Diego, and a silver four door Honda Civic car that was parked.
Police investigations revealed that at 6:30 p.m., Jerry O’Hara David, 26, a Coast Guard and a resident of Rivas Estate, Dangriga Town was driving the Honda Civic car from the direction of Dangriga towards Belize City when a vehicle was coming in the opposite direction.
According to David, the vehicle impaired his vision causing him to hit Diego who was riding a bicycle.
Diego was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
David has since been issued a notice of intended prosecution.
Police investigation continues.
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