Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 11:46 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Coast Guard is mourning the loss of officer, Jerry Pop,20.
Pop was killed in a traffic accident last night on the Southern Highway.
A 56-year-old truck driver told police that shortly before 7:30 p.m., he was driving a truck which was loaded with bananas, when he approached a curve on the Southern Highway between miles 46 and 47.
The driver went on to say that while making the curve he noticed someone running on the left side of the road and then the trailer hit him.
The victim was identified as Jerry Pop.
The driver has been served with a notice of intended prosecution, while the vehicle was impounded.
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