Accidents/Drownings / Weekend News

Two knocked and killed near Belmopan

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Two youths are dead and a Belomapn man has been charged with traffic-related offences that reportedly caused their deaths, including driving with an alcohol level above the prescribed limit.

The accident happened at shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday between miles 54 and 55 on the George Price Highway.

Police say a black Mitsubishi Galant car, driven by Daniel Cunil, 24, of Nargusta Street, Belmopan, crashed head-on with a motorcycle on which Leonardo Ramos, 26, of Calle Las America Street, Salvapan Area, Belmopan City and Rigoberto Leon Cabrera, 17, of Saint Andrew’s Street, San Martin Area, Belmopan.

Ramos and Cabrera suffered severe head and body injuries and died on the spot, while Cunil has been complaining of pain to his neck.

Police have arrested and charged Daniel Cunil with two counts of Manslaughter by Negligence, two counts of Causing Death by Careless Conduct, Driving Motor Vehicle without Due Care and Attention and Driving with Alcohol Concentration above the Prescribed Limit.

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