A professional soccer player and member of the Costa Rican national team died along with his wife about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when his car skidded on Ruta 32 north of San José and collided with a Mack truck going in the opposite direction,
Dead were Dennis Marshall and Arianna Masís. Both were in their 20s.
Traffic police attributed the crash to high speed and wet roadways. The mishap took place on a curve about 30 miles north of San José. The truck was pulling a load of sand for MACO, the construction company. The crash took place in the truck’s lane. The impact was to the right side of Marshall’s southbound passenger car.
The highway was closed or reduced to one lane for four hours while the wreckage was cleared.
Marshall had played for Costa Rican professional teams but at the time of his death was contracted by team in Denmark. His last game with the national team was Saturday where he scored a goal against Honduras.