By Jem Smith
An American national was the victim of a fatal road traffic accident that took place on the Philip Goldson Highway after midday on Tuesday, June 1. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aaron Guzman is the person being investigated for this accident and Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) Chester Williams says that he will be investigated like an ordinary citizen.
ACP Guzman was driving an unmarked police vehicle heading to Orange Walk from Corozal. At around 1:20 p.m., he entered Bella Vista Village and that is when he collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. From all accounts, it seems that the driver of the vehicle, a woman from the United States of America, was attempting to overtake another vehicle when the collision took place. While that woman died on the scene, ACP Guzman escaped virtually unscathed but COMPOL Williams says that he is understandably shaken up. The identity of the victim was not released until a day after the accident. She has been identified as 73-year-old JarunCruce of Jacksonville, Florida.
To lead this investigation, ACP Alden Dawson has been dispatched to Corozal. COMPOL Williams says that he has directed that all protocols associated with any traffic accidents be complied with and that ACP Guzman has been urged to cooperate with investigators.
By Jem Smith