Cozumel, Q.R. — An 8-year-old boy died in hospital after an outing turned tragic. On Sunday, a group of six people rented an excursion vehicle on the island. While traveling along the southern coastal road near Palancar, the Jeep they rented overturned.
Authorities responding to the accident scene located four adults aged 43, 33, 27 and 24 along with two children among the overturned vehicle. While all were injured, an 8-year-old boy was among the worst, being rushed to hospital where he died.
While speeding was alleged a factor in the accident, an official cause was not released. Firefighters and police officers remained at the scene to upright and tow the vehicle, in addition to cleaning the roadway scene of the accident.