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Two killed and two critical in head on Bacalar highway accident

Bacalar, Q.R. — Two adults were reportedly killed in a highway accident in the municipality of Bacalar. Early Saturday morning, motorists reported the head-on two vehicle crash.

Emergency responders were sent to the area around 6:00 a.m. where they found one deceased and three injured. A woman and child from the van were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

A third adult, the driver of the second involved vehicle, died after being admitted to the General Hospital of Bacalar.

The body of the driver of the green van was found laying on the highway a distance from his vehicle. The old-model van was reduced to twisted pieces of metal in the highway speed hit.

The old-model van was reduced to twisted pieces of metal. Photo: June 24, 2023.

The second vehicle involved, a white pickup truck, was also badly damaged after being forced off the road. The front driver’s side of the engine was pushed inwards and the windshield destroyed. Firemen were called to the scene to remove the trapped driver who later died in Bacalar hospital.

According to early information, one of the vehicles involved invaded the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass another car. The deceased have not been identified. It is not known where they were from. Police continue to investigate the official cause of the accident.