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Two die after being hit during road side assistance

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two people have been killed and two more injured when a road side stop turned deadly after an oncoming vehicle rammed into the parked cars.

The accident occurred around 10:00 p.m. when two women in a silver Nissan requested mechanic assistance along the Playa del Carmen highway. Their SUV was parked roadside at kilometer 40 on the Playa del Carmen-El Tintal highway.

A mechanic and his female companion arrived in a blue Chevrolet to help the women. While working on the Nissan, a black Jetta appeared, hitting the vehicles and people standing along the highway.

Emergency 911 was called. Ambulances arrived to rush the injured to hospital, however, the two women from the silver Nissan died, while the mechanic and his companion suffered severe injuries and remain in hospital. The driver and passenger of the Jetta were left with only minor injuries and have been arrested.

The two women have been identified only as Andrea and Lucero, 29 years old.