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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2023. 9:55 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Over the weekend, a traffic accident claimed the lives of four people, and today police announced that the man being charged for the accident refused to give a sample to have his blood alcohol content checked.

The Belize Police Department issued the official charges for 35-year-old Byron Tillett, which included four counts of manslaughter by negligence, four counts of causing death by careless conduct, one count of drove motor vehicle without due care and attention, and one count of failed to provide a specimen.

The crash, which saw a mid-size pickup and a full-size pickup collide with massive force, occurred on Saturday, March 11, in Yo Creek, Orange Walk District. Those who died in the incident were 27-year-old Аldаіr Тіllеtt, his wіfе Fеlіѕhа Dе LаFuеntе, thеіr four-year-old dаughtеr, аnd аnоthеr mеmbеr оf thе fаmіlу, 18-year-old Јеаnnіnа Тіllеtt.

Byron Tillett and his passenger were also injured in the crash, and taken to the Northern Regional Hospital for treatment. He is expected to be arraigned once he has recovered.


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