Mexico: Several killed in highway crash

World Monday 15/May/2023 15:28 PM
By: DW
Mexico: Several killed in highway crash

Mexico City: In Mexico, at least 13 people have been killed in a crash on Sunday involving a passenger van and a freight truck.

Tamaulipas' public security ministry said the crash took place outside the state capital of Ciudad Victoria in the north east of the country.

Death toll may increase
The number of dead was considered a preliminary toll due to the size of the wreckage and the fire that destroyed the vehicles.

Authorities say that when they arrived at the scene the cab that had been towing the trailer was no longer at the scene, suggesting whoever was driving had uncoupled it and fled.

Local media reported that many of the victims were members of a family who had been returning from an outing. However, authorities did not provide confirmation.

Similar crashes involving overloaded vehicles have in the past been linked with migrant smuggling.