Benedicto Mendez dies in road traffic accident Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

Ernesto Cadle, a 48-year-old Belizean taxi driver of Cowpen Village, reported that about 7 p.m. on July 17, 2017 he was driving his Isuzu Rodeo from the Cowpen Junction to Independence Village. Upon reaching between miles 36 and 37, he knocked down Benedicto Mendez, a 62-year-old Belizean laborer of Cowpen who was travelling ahead in the same direction on a motorcycle. Mendez sustained body injuries and died on the spot.

Cadle was formally arrested and charged on July 18, 2017 for causing the death of Mendez by careless conduct, manslaughter by negligence, driving an unlicensed motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit, and driving without due care and attention.