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Car crash claims two lives in Playa over weekend

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – An auto accident over the weekend claimed the lives of two men while seriously injuring a third.

The incident happened just before 3:00 a.m. on October 18 when passing motorists saw a car lose control on a Playa del Carmen overpass. The vehicle was reportedly speeding when it slammed head-on into one of the concrete sides of the bridge.

Motorists who witnessed the accident called 066, which had emergency responders on the scene within minutes. According to witnesses, the driver lost control of his Nissan Sentra on Constituent Avenue heading north toward 34 Avenue.

The 40-year old driver and his 41-year old male passenger died on impact. The lone occupant in the back seat was seriously injured. Officials at the scene say the driver was under the influence of alcohol and, according to witnesses, saw the compact car traveling at full speed when the driver lost control and hit a retaining wall.

Trauma paramedics from Costamed and the Red Cross certified the deaths of the two men. The 44-year-old back seat passenger was removed from the vehicle and transported to the General Hospital. All three had to be cut from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

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