U.S. expat dies in crash on Pacific coast

A United States citizen is dead after his car crashed off the Inter-American Highway in Piedras Blancas, Osa. Officers said they found Christian Phillip Austin, 37, early Wednesday morning inside the wrecked Toyota 4Runner.

A press representative from the Judicial Investigating Organization confirmed that Austin’s body was not protected by a seatbelt, although it remained inside the vehicle after the crash.

Judicial investigators said that the man had lived in Quepos for several years.

As of Wednesday evening, investigators and a U. S. Embassy spokesman said any further information was unknown.

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