Carolyn Gillis Liberty of the Seas Belize Port Accident Death – Carolyn Gillis, 77, from Lake Highlands, Texas was a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship Liberty of the Seas passenger when she died on Thanksgiving day about 3:45 p.m, Thursday, November 28, 2019 while in the port of Belize City, Belize.
Carolyn Gillis was traveling in Belize with six family members when she was involved in a single-car crash on the Phillip Goldson Highway near Carmelita, Belize in Belize City. The driver of a red Ford Freestyle van lost control of the vehicle and flipped it several times. Gillis was thrown through the windshield; she died instantly. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Family members were also on the cruise ship excursion. Her husband, Dallas attorney John Milton Gillis, 79, reportedly suffered a cut to his right ear, an abrasion to his left hand and bruises to his right arm, according to the police report.
Their son, John Milton Gillis, Jr., 45, suffered an abrasion to his left arm. His wife, Lynette, 43, got an abrasion on the right side of her back and cuts to her lower left knee. Their twin daughters complained of pain to their necks and head and their 13-year-old son had an abrasion to his right ankle and both knees.
The driver of the vehicle, Henry W. Gillett, reportedly said his vehicle flipped after a tire blowout. Local police obtained a urine sample and served him with a “Notice of Intended Prosecution,” according to the police report.
Carolyn is survived by husband, John Gillis; children John and Lynette Gillis, Julie and Rob Little; siblings Russ Moxley and Muddy Moxley; 7 adoring grandchildren.