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Popular tour guide Carlos Panti dies in traffic mishap Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

Family and friends gathered at the residence of Miriam Velencia in San Jose Succotz on Monday to celebrate the life of Carlos Panti. For many years Panti had been giving tours to countless visitors at the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave systems and residents of Succotz are still shocked at his sudden departure.

Panti left his home in Benque Viejo to work in San Ignacio when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving. The tour guide and father of three perished in the traffic accident on Sunday, May 27, 2018 after his silver Isuzu Trooper overturned and he was flung a few feet away from the vehicle; he perished on the scene and was pronounced dead at the San Ignacio Community Hospital.

Police visited an area on the George Price Highway near the Log Cabin Resort sometime after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday. Upon arriving there, they observed the lifeless body of a man who would later be identified as Panti. Panti, who was a well-known tour operator, apparently lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn several times.

A post mortem examination was conducted at the Western Regional Hospital on May 28 before his body was laid to rest in Succotz.

His long time teacher in high school, Lawrence-Myrtle Mangar noted on Monday that “..yes sad indeed, he was a good student back in the day and very respectable and mannerly.”