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Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00

Edwin Crawford, deceasedA violent head on-collision between an SUV and a car claimed the life of three people including a police constable. It happened in Ladyville, along Mile 11 ¼ of the Northern Highway, at around 2:50 a.m., on Friday July 20.

According to police, when they arrived at the scene of the accident, they saw two white vehicles extensively damaged and parked almost facing each other. These were, a Saturn SUV bearing L/P BZ-C37238 and a white Saturn car bearing L/P- C-O3454.

Police constable, Dion Makin was the driver of the Saturn SUV and accompanying him at the time of the collision were Jay Lewis Avila, 22 Edwin Elvis Crawford, 25, Helen Canelo, 19, and a female, who has gone as unidentified by police.

Makin and the four were heading towards Orange Walk, when they crashed into a car driven by Lawrence Chow, a resident of Belize City.

Makin, Crawford and the unidentified female died on impact, according to eyewitness reports.

Canelo was pulled out of the car by at least two good samaritian in the area, while firefighters were forced to pry the door open to free Avila from inside the wrecked SVU.

At the scene, Lewis reportedly complained of pain in the leg, while Canelo was seen bleeding from the head.

Lewis and Canelo were thereafter transported via ambulance to the Karl Husner Memorial Hospital for treatment for injuries sustained as a consequence of the crash. Meanwhile, Chow sought medical attention elsewhere.

We have not been able to ascertain whether the group had been partying that night under the influence as it had been widely rumored.

 A close friend to Crawford’s  said that he was a hard working individual dedicated and was fond of basketball.

Makin leaves a young child behind.