Velasquez pulled over about 1 mile from Corozal Town on the Philip Gold...son Belize Northern Highway to make a phone call on a scheduled rehearsal he had in Chetumal, Mexico this morning and in the process he noticed smoke coming out and realised his vehicle was on fire.
He managed to save a few belongings but the vehicle was totalled.
Quick response from the Corozal Fire Department and the Corozal Police managed to put out the fire that was already spreading along the dry brush on the edge of the highway.
Berne is seen regularly at the Belize/Chetumal Mexico border promoting his movies and CD’s. He claims he has personally sold over 200,000 CD’s. He told the Corozal Daily that this incident is just a part of his journey and a bigger picture of his goals and aspirations for the country he loves “Belize”.
The Corozal Daily wishes Berne the greatest success and in his high/energetic spirit he attempts to flag down a vehicle to drop him at the border to try and make his rehearsal appointment.
His personal losses included his green ford car bearing LP #C-41954, $2,500.00 in Belize currency (cash) that he did not have time to retrieve from the burning car and his cell-phone.
Berne was visibly shaken but glad he was unscathed by the fire.
Life After Deportation Film And Records Chairman and CEO Berne Velasquez shaken after vehicle he was travelling in on his way to Chetumal, Mexico catches fire.