Mexico City, Mexico — UPDATED: A vehicle accident along a Mexico City highway has left a preliminary balance of seven dead and 15 injured. The accident was reported Sunday afternoon when a semi traveling the Mexico-Cuernavaca highway lost his breaks.
The large unit crashed into a group of 13 motorcycles who were in front of him. Ambulances rushed to the scene where they found numerous bodies sprawled across the roadway.
Of those located, seven were deceased. The remaining injured were transferred to various Mexico City hospitals. Authorities with Capufe, Caminos y Puentes Federales de Ingresos y Servicios Conexos, said that in total, 15 cars and two semi trailers were involved after the run-away unit slammed into traffic ahead of him.
They said that the convoy of 13 motorcyclists were heading to the traditional Tres Marías meeting point on the border with Morelos when the accident happened.
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the deceased in the accident that left six motorcyclist dead as well as clarified the events surrounding the accident. On Tuesday, the Morelos State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) reported that of the four men and two women that were killed, one was a minor female.
The FGE says that the accident happened at 11:36 a.m. when a first group of motorcyclists were traveling at excess speed on the road, which caused them to hit a cargo vehicle. After the impact, traffic was completely stopped on the highway, which caused a second accident with motorcyclists and a third event a few meters behind in which a motorcycle hit a truck.
The bodies have been identified as 29-year-old Jorge Luis “N”, 43-year-old José Alberto “N” and a 17-year-old woman, all three from the State of Mexico as well as 23-year-old Anny Jael “N”, 34-year-old Pedro Iván “N” and 33-year-old Francisco Ulises “N” from Mexico City.
A total of six vehicles were involved in the crash.