Sunday, April 21, 2019
The first traffic-related fatality for the Easter weekend has been recorded near La Democracia at Mile 30 on the George Price Highway.
Just before 8:00pm Hattieville Police were called out to Mile 30 where they found the body of a man identified as Andruse Choc, 39, resident of Valley of Peace. Choc was killed instantly, with massive head and body injuries when a vehicle hit him around 7:30pm.
According to Choc’s brother, Samuel Choc, they were drinking at Mahogany Heights earlier, and had left to walk to La Democracia, where the deceased is employed as a watchman at the BTL Tower. Choc told Police that his brother was hit by a vehicle heading towards Belize City from the direction of Belmopan.
Choc could not identify the vehicle which hit and killed his brother, but told Police that it did not stop. Investigators retrieved debris from the scene, and are asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle with damages to its front portion.