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Man dies after hitting horse on highway outside Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A fatal accident between a motorist and a horse was reported early Saturday morning. Responding emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the 4:40 a.m. accident, which happened along the Federal highway north of Playa del Carmen.

On scene, emergency services located a deceased horse and a man trapped inside the cab of his overturned vehicle. The driver of the pickup was found pinned under his truck, which landed on its roof in roadside vegetation after rolling.

Passing motorists reported the accident to emergency services. Despite rescue efforts, the driver of the truck died on scene.