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Police: Man was sitting on highway when he was struck by vehicle

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019. 4:07 pm CST.

BBN Staff: Yesterday there was a fatal road traffic accident on the Southern highway.

According to police, sometime around 2:30 a.m. Independence police were called to an area between miles 36 and 37.

There they observed a man motionless on the highway. Beside him was a bicycle which was extensively damaged.

Police investigations revealed that Lorenzo Mejia was traveling from San Juan, Stann Creek toward Dangriga when he was temporarily blinded by the lights of an oncoming vehicle.

As a result, he struck the man found on the highway who was subsequently identified as Alvin Aban Paz.

Police also learnt that Paz was sitting on the road prior to his death. Police suspect that he was intoxicated but are yet to make any confirmation.

Mejia was detained, served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution and released.


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