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Crash claims four lives

Four family members on their way to get U.S. visas in Belmopan lost their lives in a collision near mile 44 on the Western Highway on Wednesday morning, May 16.

Karen Castillo, 45; her mother Nicolasa Tillett, 68; her brother-in-law Arthur Smith Sr., and her 12-year-old neice Alicia Smith all died when the Geo Prism in which they were travelling collided head on with an Isuzu Rodeo, driven by Canadian national Corrine Abcock, 56, who was left trapped in her vehicle.

According to eye witnesses the Geo Prizm lost control and its occupants were flung from the vehicle on impact.

Despite the mangled scene, two persons survived the crash – twenty-eight year-old Monique Robinson who is also a granddaughter of Nicolasa Tillett and Corrine Abcock.

Both were trapped in their vehicles when police arrived and were subsequently rescued and transported to the Western Regional Hospital for medical attention.

It is believed the slippery road caused by rains contributed to accident.

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