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Former minister of state dies in traffic accident

Marcial Mes, former minister of state in the Ministry of National Development, died in a traffic accident early Monday morning on the Southern Highway.

Reports are that sometime around 1:50 a.m. Mes was driving from Punta Gorda towards San Marcus Village when as he reached Emery Grove area, ten miles out of Punta Gorda, he lost control of the Toyota Rav 4 SUV, ran off the road and careened into a culvert.

Mes, died shortly after the incident, but a passenger who was with him is in the Southern Regional Hospital receiving treatment.

Mes was accused in 2007 of knocking down two children who were on their way to church in Forest Home Village.

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