Cancun, Q.R. — A tourist has died after being struck by a vehicle in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Tourist Police were alerted to a man being hit by a truck at kilometer 12.5 of the Hotel Zone. Upon arrival, Tourist Police found a man lying in a lane against the median.
The man, who was an American tourist, was found lying a few meters from a truck. He was without vital signs.
Witnesses say the man was trying to cross Kukulcan Boulevard when he was struck by the truck. The driver of the truck said the man appeared running out of nowhere and did not stop. The driver of the vehicle was taken for questioning.
The deceased, who was staying at the Marriott, has been identified as Sam Ramirez Jr. from California. His body was transferred to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) for an autopsy before being released.