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Fatal accident in Cancun Hotel Zone leaves one tourist dead

Cancún, Q.R. — One man died and several left injured after a transport van collided with a dump truck in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at Kilometer 22 of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Early reports say that the transport van smashed into the back of the dump truck after attempting to avoid a third vehicle that had entered the lane.

Reports say that the transport van was traveling at excessive speed when it made contact with the back of the truck. A third vehicle involved in the accident also suffered damages, but only minor.

Police and paramedics were sent to the scene where one man was pronounced dead and five others were reported as injured.

The deceased has been identified as a 53-year-old Peruvian tourist.