Driver in Ladyville accident served with notice

By Alexis R. Milan
Staff Reporter

The driver of a Chevy SUV involved in an accident near the Maskall junction which claimed the life of 57-year-old pastor Oscar Chacon, has been served with a notice of intended prosecution and may face several charges, including manslaughter by negligence.

According to Police Press Officer Raphael Martinez, the driver, 30-year-old Kayir Benavides, an Orange Walk resident, has been served with the notice of intended prosecution following Chacon’s death.

The charge may included manslaughter by negligence, driving without due care and attention and reckless driving among others.
Martinez said police investigations reveal that Benavidez was on his way towards Orange Walk, when Chacon was seen crossing the road. Chacon made a desperate attempt to cross back over to the other side when he was hit by the SUV.

Chacon received extensive injuries to the head and body and died at the scene. His body was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital morgue.

Orlando Mai, Chacon’s employer, said Oscar had just left after helping him, when he got the news that he had been killed in a road accident. Mai said he was shocked at the news. He added that Chacon usually rides his bicycle instead of walking to his home.

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