At least 19 people were killed and three others were injured when multiple vehicles crashed on a highway near the municipality of Chalco in central Mexico, authorities reported on Saturday, Nov. 6.
The accident occurred at midday when a fuel truck suffered from a brake malfunction, crossed into the opposite lane and crashed into six other vehicles at a toll booth on the highway, according to Mexico’s Federal Roads and Bridges and Related Services (Capufe).
Several of the vehicles, including the truck burst into flames.
The truck driver was among the deceased,
The injured were sent to nearby medical clinics, Capufe said.
Work to remove the vehicles lasted several hours and blocked traffic through the evening.