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Playa del Carmen man dies after being hit by van

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A local workman who was hit by a tourist van in Playa del Carmen was rushed to hospital but died shortly after.

The accident happened just before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday at the height of Plaza Progreso along the Federal Highway when a man, who was reported to be around 50 years old, was struck by a tourist van. A call to Emergency 911 by witnesses had Municipal Police, Transit and an ambulance sent to the scene.

The injured man was taken to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen by ambulance where he reportedly passed away. He has been identified as Felipe Fiscal Ocelo.

The operator of the tourist van was arrested.