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Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

25 year-old Ever Hosmel Uk, a resident of Guinea Grass Village in the Orange Walk District, has been charged with manslaughter for the weekend traffic accident which claimed the life of 26 year-old Daniel  Ian Urbina.

Police say that at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, they were called to mile 41 on the George Price Highway, and when they arrived, they found a green Toyota Hilux pickup truck, which had extensive damage to the driver’s side. Inside the vehicle, on the driver’s side, the cops found the apparent lifeless body of Daniel Urbina. A short distance away, the cops found a wooden building on top of a GMC 10-wheeler Flatbed truck.

Initial police investigations reveal that some time before 3 a.m. that morning, Daniel Urbina was driving toward Orange Walk Town. Coming in the opposite direction was Ever UK. Urbina’s Hilux Truck slammed into the side of the house that was protruding into his lane. The impact caused him massive head and body injuries and he passed away on the scene.

Less than 36 hours later, Orange Walk Police charged Ever Uk with manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and in contravention to road service permit. The cops say that Uk did not take the proper precautions to warn an incoming vehicle that a house was being transported, and that motorists needed to be careful when approaching.

Uk was arraigned on Monday, April 23, in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court, and he was granted bail of $6,000. He must return to court on June 11, 2018.

Urbina was a student, and the grand son of Rosendo “Chendo” Urbina, a retired Orange Walk politician. His family has declined comment to the press.