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Woman dies after being hit by Cancun garbage truck

Cancun, Q.R. — An elderly woman who was hit by a Cancun garbage truck has died. The accident happened Monday in SM 317 when the driver of the truck was backing up.

It was around 1:20 p.m. when the city garbage truck entered the residential facility in Villa Marino to collect garbage when the accident was reported to Emergency 911.

Quintana Roo Police arrived in the company of a medical unit. The elderly woman was pronounced dead on scene. According to preliminary information, the driver of the garbage truck began to back up not knowing that the women was behind him.

She ended up being run over. The driver of the truck was taken into police custody by the Ministry of Public Safety and Transit.