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Senior Citizen killed n traffic accident Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

A senior citizen was killed in an accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway between Mile 6 and 7 on Wednesday, December 11th, sometime around 6:00 p.m.

Ladyville police found the body of 75 year-old Gregory Leon Lopez on the side of the road with his bicycle, and the driver of a white Dodge Ram, Eldon Daniel Hendy, who knocked him down.

According to investigators, Lopez was riding his bike heading toward Belize City, when he was hit from behind by Hendy’s truck. He suffered major injuries to which he succumbed. The truck has been impounded and Hendy has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

Lopez’s family told the media that they didn’t realize that he chose to ride at that time of the day on the road, but they did know that he used to ride from family member to family member to visit them. They are also waiting on police to determine if Hendy was negligent when he knocked down Lopez.