Vehicle runs over couple on road near Puerto Viejo

A Puerto Viejo resident is facing investigation after his vehicle ran over two persons and killed one in Hone Creek on the Caribbean coast Sunday.

Dead is a woman with the last name of Acosta. She was walking in the company of a man with the last name of Madrigal when the driver of the vehicle, identified as a Swiss auto mechanic who has lived in the area for eight years, swerved to avoid someone on a bicycle, judicial investigators said.

The driver tested positive for alcohol at the scene, so he was taken to Limón Centro for a blood test, agents said.

The weekend was hard on drivers of motorcycles. A 26-year-old on such a vehicle died Saturday afternoon when his vehicle collided with a parked tow truck in San Antonio de Puriscal.

Another motorcyclist died at Hospital San Juan de Dios Saturday afternoon where he was taken after a mishap in La Bota in Laurel de Corredores. The man, identified by the last name of Farrier, was on a motorcycle that collided with another vehicle.

Judicial agents investigated the death of another presumed motorcycle driver whose body was found alongside a highway Sunday. The man was identified by the last name of Espinoza. No one saw the accident, but agents presume the man was driving at night and his motorcycle hit a utility pole between Upala and Cañas. Both he and the motorcycle went off the road into high grass, agents presume.

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