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Costa Maya taxi driver killed during attempted robbery by passenger

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — A Costa Maya taxi driver was killed Wednesday morning after an alleged robbery. Police in the southern region were sent to the early morning scene after passing motorists reported a traffic accident.

According to early reports, the incident happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. when one of the taxi’s passenger attempted to rob him. During their struggle inside the cab, the driver lost control and rolled the car.

The National Guard highway patrol located the rolled taxi with two passengers still inside. They were transferred to hospital with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the taxi was pronounced deceased on scene.