General / Weekend News

BDF staff sergeant killed in road traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

A head-on collision traffic involving an ADO bus and a pickup truck on Wednesday night ended in death when a Belize Defense Force (BDF) officer lost his life.

The victim is Artemio Mendez, a staff sergeant of the BDF. Mendez was driving the Mahindra pickup truck, the property of the BDF, when the collision happened between miles 41 and 42 on the Phillip Goldson Highway at around 8:30 p.m.

The Mexican bus was reportedly traveling towards Orange Walk and the pickup the was heading in the opposite direction.

(Picture taken by Evan Tench)

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