Two tourists and driver die in early morning crash

A visit to Costa Rica ended tragically when the driver of a small bus carrying two tourists lost control of the vehicle, killing himself and the passengers.

The two travelers from Spain were headed from San José to the Juan Santamaría airport in Alajuela early Saturday when the bus toppled into a riverbed below. They were crossing a bridge over Río Segundo but the guardrails did not prevent the vehicle from leaving the roadway, the Judicial Investigating Organization reported. The small bus plummeted to the riverbed and ended up on its side.

Authorities report that all three died at the scene. The two men from Spain were bound to return that day. The driver was a 50-year-old Costa Rican man.

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