Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2021. 4:29 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Belize Defense Force Staff Sergeant Victor Martin Jr. died in a road traffic accident yesterday, and today the BDF is mourning his passing.
The BDF posted a memorial on its official Facebook page today, paying respect to Martin and his loved ones.
“He will be remembered for his dedicated service to the Force and country. As we mourn the death of 225945 Sgt. Victor Martin, we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends he had served. From Commander BDF, Officers and Soldiers,” the BDF said.
Martin was riding his motorcycle in the vicinity of Cotton Tree Village just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday when he got into the fatal collision with a pickup truck being driven at the time by Arlie Ayala, 40.
Police have since charged Ayala with mаnѕlаughtеr bу nеglіgеnсе, cаuѕіng dеаth bу саrеlеѕѕ соnduсt, drоvе mоtоr vеhісlе wіthоut duе cаrе аnd attеntіоn, and fаіlіng tо gіvе wау whеn сhаngіng dіrесtіоn.
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