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Driver killed after slamming car into retaining wall

Bacalar, Q.R. — A man has reportedly died after crashing his car into a retaining wall. The accident was recorded by Emergency 911 at 9:00 p.m. when the call came in that a car had crashed into the retaining wall near the Polytechnic University of Bacalar.

Paramedics responded to the call and performed CPR on the lone occupant, but were unable to save him. Preliminary reports say the man was driving toward the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Elements of the State Rural Police arrived at the scene, as did personnel from the coroner’s office for the removal of the body.