At least nine people were killed Wednesday, July 27, after multiple vehicles crashed in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero state, just outside Acapulco, local authorities said.
According to a preliminary report from state security officials, the accident occurred around 6:35 a.m. local time along the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo Highway, in Guerrero’s Costa Grande region.
Apparently, the driver of a private vehicle wanted to pass a cargo truck but collided with its rear, which caused him to lose control and go onto the opposite side of the highway, where he collided head-on into another car, officials said.
In addition to the dead, three people were seriously injured in the accident and taken to a regional hospital in the town of Atoyac de Álvarez.
State police and members of the National Guard were among the rescue workers at the scene of the accident, and the highway was closed for more than an hour.