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Blown tire causes SUV to crash, catch fire outside Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Passersby reported a burning vehicle seen along the highway outside Puerto Aventuras Monday. The SUV caught fire after crashing into a tree. Police and firemen responded to the 9:00 a.m. emergency call for help after a front tire on the vehicle blew.

The blown out tire caused the driver to lose control, crashing into a tree where the engine immediately caught fire. The driver was not seriously injured, however, the vehicle was a complete write-off.

The driver was heading toward Akumal when the accident happened.