A 20-year-old member of the Belize Coast Guard, was the victim of a fatal traffic accident which took place on the Southern Highway. Reports indicate that at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2020, Jerry Anthony Pop was exercising near the Swasey Bridge when he was crushed by an 18-wheeler truck. The driver of that truck was Pedro Ico, 56, who has since reported that he was heading toward Bella Vista to deliver a shipment of bananas when he saw someone running along the highway. He says that it was while driving past that person that the left portion of the container slammed into him, causing severe head and body injuries. Pop was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.