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5 Washington locals killed, 2 injured in collision in Mexico

By Jay Jackson, San Diego News
01 Jan 2018, 11:06 GMT+10

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.


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