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Fatal hit and run on George Price Highway Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

About 10:40 p.m. on August 10, 2017 acting upon information of a road traffic accident in St. Matthew’s Village in the Cayo District, Roaring Creek Police visited a scene between miles 37 & 38 on the George Price Highway where they saw 57-year-old Juan Eulalio Chavin Vitzil of St. Matthew’s Village on the road side with injuries to the head and body. Beside him was a damaged bicycle.

Initial investigation revealed that Vitzil was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle travelling to Belize City. The driver did not stop to render aid. He was transported to the Western Regional Hospital suffering from a cut wound on the head. On August 13, 2017, he succumbed to his injuries. His body now lies at the KHMH awaiting a post mortem and investigation continues.