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Excessive speed causes van of five to overturn outside Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Five people were taken to a Cancun hospital after a car accident along the Ruta de los Cenotes near Puerto Morelos.

Emergency 911 sent police and paramedics to the scene of the accident after receiving the call at 1:30 p.m. When they arrived, police say that a van carrying five passengers overturned at Kilometer 19 of the highway.

On-scene paramedics stabilized all five passengers before they were transferred to the Jesús Kumate Rodríguez General Hospital in Cancún.

Police report that the van was traveling at excessive speed and when reaching a curve in the highway, the driver was unable to make it and instead, overturned the van. The driver has been identified as Fernando C. L, 38 years old from Mexico City.