ACAPULCO, Mexico – Ten people have been killed as a result of a collision between an Express van, a motorbike and another vehicle on a two-lane highway near Acapulco in Mexico.
Five of the 10 people killed were from Washington State, one a baby of 12 months, and a four year old toddler.
Two more Washington residents were injured in the crash, one aged 8, and the other a teenager, at age 18.
After the three vehicles collided on the the Federal Highway Acapulco-Zihuatanejo late Friday afternoon, they burst into flames.
The motor bike rider and a passenger also died at the scene.
The driver of the Express Van and his co-driver were also killed. The driver of the third vehicle also died.
The Ministry of Civil Protection and a local Washington news station identified the Tacoma, Washington residents killed as Gaspar Gómez Gómez, 46; María De Los Ángel González Gómez, 45; Denisse Gómez González, 26; David Zúñiga Gómez, 4, and Alexa Zúñiga Gómez, 1. The injured were listed as Geovanny Gómez González, 18, and Luis Ángel Zúñiga Gómez, 8.