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Third person dies following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

A third person has died as a result of a traffic accident on Saturday evening at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway.

Police have confirmed that Martha Vasquez, 23, died at 7:15 Saturday night at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

About an hour after the collision, Samantha Castillo, 30, of 81 Bella Vista area, Belize City and one year-old toddler, Deanna Castillo died while receiving treatment. They were travelling in a Hyundai Element, along with Vasquez and another female child when the accident occurred.

The other child, not yet identified, suffered two broken legs and is receiving treatment.

Police say the accident happened when the Hyundai Element and a Ford 150 pickup truck, driven by US Diplomat, Justin Guidry, crashed head on. Guidry is also receiving medical attention at the KHMH.

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