Police charge driver in death of double hit and run Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00

Police have arrested and charged Hector Monterosa with two counts of manslaughter, two counts of causing death by careless conduct and failure to stop and render aid.

Monterosa is believed to be the driver of a vehicle that knocked down and killed 24-year-old Oscar Alvarado and his girlfriend 33-year-old Linda Hernandez on Christmas Eve on the George Price Highway.

On Sunday 24th December 2017 about 11:13p.m. police from Roaring Creek were called out to an accident scene between miles 42 and 43 on the George Price Highway in Cotton Tree Village. Upon arrival police saw a Hispanic decent female lying on the median of the highway convulsing. She would later be identified as Linda Carolina Hernandez a 33 year old food vendor.  The body of a Hispanic man was also seen lying on the left shoulder of the highway when travelling from a West to East direction with head injuries. His name was learnt to be Oscar Rene Alvarado 24, of Cotton Tree Village. Alvarado was pronounced dead on arrival at the Western Regional Hospital while Hernandez died while undergoing treatment.

Some 200 feet from the scene in some bushes, police found a red and silver 2016 150 CC Skygo Motorcycle extensively damaged. The hood ornament of a Volkswagen type vehicle was also found on the scene. Information to police was that Hernandez and Alvarado were travelling on the George Price Highway on the motorcycle towards Belmopan when they were rear ended by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.

Monterosa who was charged on Tuesday January 2, appeared in court where he received bail of $6,000.00. He is to reappear in court on April 2, 2018.