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Playa del Carmen driver killed after pickup slams into rear of compact car

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen Traffic Police dealt with an early morning car accident Tuesday that killed one person. The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday along Arco Vial between a pickup truck and old model compact car.

Preliminary reports say the small car was sitting at a red light when it was hit from behind by the speeding pickup. The impact crushed nearly all of the back of the car inwards, killing the driver.

The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene. Elements of Municipal Transit cordoned off the accident site while evidence was collected and Forensic Medical Service personnel removed the dead man, who was the sole occupant, from the car.