At the scene of the accident, rescue workers, including forensic scientists and firefighters, are working next to a damaged vehicle after a van has fallen into a ditch on a central Mexican highway near the city of Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. , January 29, 2022. (Liberto Urena / Reuters)
Mexico City — Officials said Saturday that 13 people were killed and another 10 were injured when the van capsized and flipped into a ditch on a central Mexican highway.
Jalisco paramedics said on Twitter that seven of the dead victims were initially trapped in a car.
The accident occurred near the city of Lagos de Reno on the highway connecting Guanajuato and the central province of Jalisco during the season when Catholic pilgrims frequently visit the shrines of the nearby town of San Juan de los Lagos.
Paramedics photos show a large black van lying sideways in a deep rut along the freeway, with the windshield appearing to be shattered.
According to the agency, 12 people, including two children, died at the scene of the accident, and another later died in the hospital.