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Young teen killed riding bike along Playa del Carmen highway

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A young man has died after being hit by a car along the Playa del Carmen highway while riding his bicycle.

According to preliminary information, the accident occurred around 6:36 a.m. in front of the hotel Maroma Secret when the cyclist was trying to cross the road but failed to see the proximity of an oncoming car.

He was struck by the Avanza Toyota that was driving in the direction of Playa del Carmen. The vehicle did not have time to stop, hitting the cyclist. His death was deemed immediate. The driver of the car stopped for investigative inquiries.

The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old José Guadalupe Ruiz Martínez, an employee of Punta Maroma area. His body was identified by family members.