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Truck crushed by concrete pole: Riviera Maya driver killed in single vehicle crash

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The driver of a private pickup truck was killed early Thursday morning when his vehicle was crushed by a pole. Highway motorists who saw the man speeding along the road said he suddenly lost control of his truck and hit the highway median.

It was shortly before 6:00 a.m. when Riviera Maya drivers reported the single-vehicle accident to emergency services. At the scene, police and paramedics found the driver, the sole occupant of the truck, dead behind the wheel.

A crane was brought in to remove the heavy post from the truck. Photo: May 16, 2024.

The driver was traveling the Riviera Maya highway toward Playa del Carmen when he hit the concrete median from where he slammed into a palm tree and concrete CFE pole. While the palm tree snapped and fell to the ground, the broken concrete post landed on the truck, crushing the cab.

A concrete post landed on the truck, killing the driver. Photo: May 16, 2024.

National Guard Highways were at the scene to direct traffic around the accident site. A crane was brought in to remove and upright the heavy concrete pole from off the truck. The driver has not been identified.