Fatal crash: they identified the five Argentines who died in Playa del Carmen

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They were traveling in a truck to Cancún and crashed violently against a parked van.

The five Argentines who died on Sunday afternoon on a highway in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, as a result of a traffic incident, were identified on Monday by local authorities. They were traveling in a truck to Cancún, and crashed violently against a parked van, whose driver also died.

They are four men and a woman, already identified by the Attorney General’s Office of that Mexican state as Vanesa Paola Silvia Díaz, Ezequiel Hernán Sibella, Gerónimo Amengual, Maximiliano Nicolás Laviano and Nahuel López, whose ages were not disclosed this Monday at noon. Yes, the driver of the van they hit, who was 33 years old and named Freddy Omar Quijano Carrillo, Mexican.

The truck in which the Argentines were traveling, a Suzuki Ertiga, lost control and crossed lanes, in which it then hit head-on and violently against a van that was parked. The driver, who was having lunch inside, also died. In addition to the six fatalities, two other people were injured and are hospitalized. The Argentine consulate in Playa del Carmen is collaborating with the investigation.

The crash was around 1 pm on Sunday, at kilometer 260 of federal highway 307, which connects Cancún with Tulum. According to reports, the main hypothesis of the investigation points to the fact that the vehicle in which the Argentines were traveling lost control due to the humidity of the asphalt and crossed lanes. Such was the violence of the crash that the firefighters had to work for about three hours to get the victims out of the car.

While the firefighters tried unsuccessfully to rescue the Argentines, a sanitary helicopter transferred the driver of the van to a hospital, where he died hours later. He worked as a driver for the eTransfer company and was parked, having lunch before resuming his work.

The two injured people are also Argentines and were traveling with their compatriots, apparently to a soccer game in Cancún. The investigators maintain this since they were all dressed in green sports clothing. Meanwhile, the families of the Argentines began, from here, collections to be able to repatriate the bodies once the investigation is completed.

Source: La Nueva