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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018. 9:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Belmopan police are investigating a hit and run traffic accident in which 30-year-old Belmopan resident Silvia Zavala was killed.

The accident happened around 7:30 last night near mile 45 on the George Price highway.

There, police found Zavala’s body on the left side of the highway.

She had sustained multiple injuries. Her red and black motor cycle was found on the highway with damage to the rear portion.

Zavala was reportedly driving the motorcycle from Cotton Tree to Belmopan when she was hit from the back by a taxi around mile 45. She was flung from the cycle and sustained major injuries.

The vehicle fled the scene and is presently being sought.

The body was transported to the Western Regional Hospital where Zavala was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations continue.

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