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Two cars burst into flames after Cancun driver tries to avoid check stop

Cancun, Q.R. — UPDATED: After attempting to evade a breathalyzer check stop on a Cancun street, the driver of a car ended up colliding with another which resulted in both bursting into flames.

The accident was recorded by Emergency 911 at 2:20 a.m. at the junction of Luís Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and Kabah in Cancun. According to preliminary information, the driver of an Audi was traveling at excessive speed when he came upon the check stop.

In an attempt to evade the stop, he collided with another vehicle. Both burst into flames. Four people were injured in the incident including a transit officer who was hit by the Audi. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to transfer the wounded to hospital.

Photo: El Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos de Cancún

Members of the Cancun Fire Department arrived to put out the flames.

In their report, the Directorate of Traffic said that the accident was recorded around 2:20 a.m. when the driver of an Audi, Mauricio G.R., 22, originally from Tamaulipas, did not keep his distance and collided with the rear of the other vehicle in an attempt to avoid the breathalyzer stop.

The 22-year-old male driver was arrested and placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry.

UPDATE: One of the injured in the accident has died from his injuries. Police say Javier Alberto V.P. suffered serious injuries and died Sunday afternoon in a private hospital. Two other people traveling in the same vehicle, his brother and a female friend, remain under medical care.

UPDATE: A second person has died from injuries sustained in the fiery crash. Police report that on Tuesday, the 22-year-old passenger in the hit vehicle died. She has been identified only as R.N.M.N.