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Alleged drunk driver knocks down and kills eight-year-old girl in Ladyville

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2022. 1:28 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: Police have charged a 512-year-old Orange Walk man for knocking down and killing an eight-year-old girl in Ladyville.

Head of communications for the Office of the Commissioner of Police ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, said that on the night of Friday, August 19, Elias Reynoso, knocked down Mercedes Campos. Campos was standing with her mother at the corner of Poinsettia Street. Yearwood said that when police responded to the scene, Reynoso was there, apparently heavily inebriated.

“[The vehiclke] swerved into her path. There is no way the child could have gotten out of the way of the raging vehicle,” Yearwood said. “the driver was driving really recklessly.”

He has been charged with manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, driving out due care and attention, failure to provide a valid driver’s license, and failure to provide a blood sample.

He is expected to be arraigned today.

 

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