The accident occurred yesterday morning in the US state of California, less than 12 miles from the Mexican border. A Ford car, intended for up to eight passengers, collided with a truck.
There were 25 people in the car at the time of the collision. “It is terrible that there are so many people in the vehicle,” said a police spokesman. CNN. “There weren’t enough safety features to keep everyone safe in the vehicle.”
The police on the ground describe a “horrible scene”. People were reportedly thrown out of the vehicle or trapped in the vehicle.
At first there was uncertainty about the number of victims, but according to police, thirteen people, including the 22-year-old driver, died. The occupants were between 16 and 55 years old, several of them were injured. They were taken to various hospitals in the area. The 69-year-old driver of the truck was also slightly injured.
“It is too early to speculate on the cause of the crash,” the police spokesman said. “The important thing is that thirteen people have died. We owe it to the next of kin to do a good thorough investigation first.”
Mexican State Department employees are at the scene as there are at least ten Mexicans among the dead. Some occupants have not yet been identified.
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