Ten members of Mexican band La Reyna de Monterrey killed in horrific car crash

 

Matilda Battersby
Monday 29 April 2013 15:22
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A jacket of 'La Reyna de Monterrey' music band lies at a crash site in Sabinas Hidalgo, on the outskirts of Monterrey
A jacket of 'La Reyna de Monterrey' music band lies at a crash site in Sabinas Hidalgo, on the outskirts of Monterrey

Ten members of music troupe La Reyna de Monterrey were reported to have been killed in a car accident in northern Mexico early on Saturday morning.

The accident happened at Sabinas Hidalgo, on the outskirts of Monterrey, as the musicians drove home from playing a gig in a bar in Nuevo Laredo.

It is thought the van the musicians were travelling in crashed into a lorry before veering onto the other side of the road and hitting a tractor head-on. Reports from local authorities suggest the band’s van driver is alleged to have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Officials quoted by local press said the force of the collision was so powerful that some band-members were thrown from the vehicle into the road.

Police have yet to release the names of the dead but there are another five band-members who sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment in hospital at Salina Hidalgo.

An investigation has been launched into the accident according to Associated Press.

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