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Three mega-vehicle crash in Sonora leaves 16 dead, 22 injured

San Luis Río Colorado Highway, Sonora — An initial count located 16 people killed and at least 22 injured in a bus crash in the state of Sonora. According to the Sonora Attorney General’s Office, six of those injured are in critical condition.

The accident was reported Thursday morning at 4:37 a.m. along the Sonoyta-San Luis Río Colorado Highway that borders the U.S.

Through the Regulatory Centre of Medical Emergencies Sonora, the Ministry of Health coordinated the work of care and transfer of the injured, said Jorge Arturo Vega Soto, head of the Centre.

Vega Soto explained that upon receiving the accident report, emergency units were activated. “Most of the injured were transferred to the Sonoyta Health Center and the General Hospital of San Luis Río Colorado,” he said.

The accident occurred along a section of highway that connects the municipalities of Sonoyta and San Luis Río Colorado along the US border. Area media reports say the accident involved two trucks and one passenger bus.

Sonora media report the passenger bus collided with a semi trailer that was parked along the highway. The bus was then hit head-on by an oncoming cargo truck from the opposite direction.

The highway division of the Mexican National Guard reported the closure of the road located north of Sonora.