One Dead as Drunk Driver Plows Into Bike Race

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From this morning’s MSN front page-

 

MONTERREY, Mexico – A car plowed into a bike race along a highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring 10 others.

The 28-year-old driver was apparently drunk and fell asleep when he crashed into the race Sunday, police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez said Monday.

A photograph taken by a city official showed bicyclists and equipment being hurled high into the air by the collision.

Rodriguez said Juan Campos was charged with killing 37-year-old Alejandro Alvarez of Monterrey.

Authorities said the wreck happened 15 minutes into the 34-kilometer race Sunday along a highway between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.

Campos said he is an American citizen living in Brownsville. The U.S. Consulate could not immediately confirm that.

“We are looking into the incident in terms of whether American citizens were involved,” consulate spokesman Todd Huizinga said.

 

*  No witty comments from Brian.  In fact, I have nothing to say. I’m in shock.

4 Responses to “One Dead as Drunk Driver Plows Into Bike Race”

  • I would be interested to know where security was…and race officials. There was surely some sort of down the road supervision and not just all the ride support in the back of the pack. I would be absolutely furious if I was a ride who survived that mayhem and would want some answers before I ever competed in that race again.

    carrie — June 3, 2008 at 8:29 am
  • The pack was being led by a Policemen who turned out of the way of the oncoming car.

    Nice.

    Brian — June 3, 2008 at 8:47 am
  • His ass is soooo fired.

    carrie — June 3, 2008 at 10:14 am
  • I jumped out of my seat when i saw that in todays headlines. I originally thought the image was fake with 5 bodies in the air. Shit like that just shouldn’t happen.

    T — June 3, 2008 at 10:37 am
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