more here - in Spanish - warning: some of the photos in the link are a bit gruesome. here is the article translated to English.
photo: El Manana de Matamoros
Brownsville man arrested after allegedly plowing car through racers
A Brownsville man is behind bars in a Mexican jail.
Mexican police say 29-year-old Jesse Campos allegedly drove into a group of people participating in a bicycle race over the weekend.
One person is dead and several are injured in the Sunday morning accident.
Mexican police report that the Brownsville man was driving a 1989 Grand Marquis between Matamoros and Playa Bagdad Sunday morning.
Campos allegedly ran his car into a group of cyclists participating in the third annual Matamoros-Bagdad Cycling Tour.
People from both sides of the border participated in the event.
El Bravo de Matamoros reported that 30-year-old Brownsville cyclist Alejandro Alvarez was killed in the accident.
The Mexican newspaper reported that the following people were taken to the Alfredo Pumarejo General Hospital in Matamoros:
- Alejandro Salvador Tamez Guerra, 18 years old
- Juan Machaita, 38 years old
- Guadalupe Sustaita Martínez, 16 years old
Authorities told Mexican media that Campos admitted to using cocaine prior to the accident.*********
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