Bernardo Soto crash claims two lives

Two persons died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on the Bernardo Soto highway near the Fábrica Nacional de Licores between Alajuela and Grecia.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the accident was at Kilometer 35 of the highway. The victims were a man identified by the last name of Mesen, who was driving a pickup truck, and a woman with the last name of Moreno, who was a passenger in the other vehicle. She was reported to be between 65 and 70 years old.

There were four other persons in the vehicle with Ms. Moreno, who was described as Chilean. They were taken to hospitals, said the judicial investigating agency.

Mesen was headed toward Grecia, and the other vehicle was going toward Alajuela, said agents.

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