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Man crashes and dies while racing on motorcycle

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

A man lost his life earlier tonight in a motorcycle accident in the Orange Walk district.

Police say that at around 6:30 p.m., they received information of a traffic accident on the Progreso road, about a mile from the junction with Copper Bank. When they arrived at the scene, police observed the body of Alberto Rodriguez, 33, of Progresso village, lying on the side of the road. Near his body was a damaged motorcycle.

Police add that the investigation has revealed that Rodriguez and his brother were racing on separate motorcycles and Alberto crashed.

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