Three collisions with trucks claim lives of six persons

Two of five persons traveling in a passenger car died as a result of a collision with a truck early Sunday. The other three occupants were said to be critically injured.

This was one of three accidents that took six lives over the weekend. In each case a passenger car collided with a truck.

A woman passenger died in a crash on Ruta 32. She was in a vehicle that was going from Limón to San José, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. A man also in the vehicle died later in the Hospital de Guápiles. This spectacular crash happened about  5: 30 a.m. at Río Blanco when the passenger car collided head-on with a truck headed to Limón. The truck driver lost control and his vehicle collided with two buses and then ignited.

Two more persons died about 1 p.m. Sunday when a car slid out of control, also on Ruta 32, but near the Zurquí tunnel. Killed were a couple in their 80s. Their son, the driver was hospitalized at Hospital Calderón Guardia.

The vehicle containing the elderly couple was traveling toward San José and skidded across the road. A truck going in the opposite direction plowed into the right side of the lighter car.

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