TWO POLICE officers who died in traffic accidents within hours of each other, brought the total of fatalities on Panama highways so far this year to 397.
The figures provided by the National Traffic Operations Directorate show that Panama is fast heading to surpass last year’s grim total of 403 deaths.
Lieutenant Luis A. Moreno Guerra, 31 died in a head on collision with a truck on Via Transistmica in Chilibre at 12 am on Saturday, December 3.
Six hours earlier a taxi carrying two police sergeants collided with a pickup truck on the Panama-La Chorrera highway.
Second sergeant Jonathan Mina was killed and a first sergeant seriously injured.