Indian Medical Student kills two in traffic collission Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

An Indian medical student has been charged in connection with the deaths of 2 Belizeans following a terrible collision on the Goerge Price Highway. Police believe that he was driving a vehicle drunk when he killed his passengers, and probably just as bad is the fact that he is an unlicensed driver.

The accident happened at around 8 o’clock on Friday night, August 29 between Miles 46 and 47 on the said highway. 20 year-old Indian national Lenin Mayavan was driving a grey Chevy Tracker, and with him in the vehicle at the time were 17 year-old Belmopan resident Jose Manuel Castellanos and 22 year-old Maritza Cruz Rodriguez. He was driving toward Belmopan when his vehicle slammed into a Mitsubishi Pickup, which was going in the opposite direction. That vehicle was being driven by 67 year-old businessman Luis Urbina from Orange Walk. 

The force of the impact caused the Tracker to spin off the road where it overturned several times. All 3 passengers were trapped in the Tracker. When law enforcement was finally able to extract them from the vehicle, both of Mayavan’s passengers had succumbed to massive head and body injures.

He and the driver from the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries, but the officers on the scene found beer bottles inside Mayavan’s vehicle. The officers also took specimen from him for testing, and it was determined that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The investigators also believe that he was coming from M&S Bar at Mile 42.

Mayavan has since been charged with two counts of manslaughter by negligence, 2 counts of causing death by careless conduct, 1 count of drove motor vehicle without due care and attention, 1 count of driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s license, I count of driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit and negligent grievous harm.