July 26, 1994 |
The top opposition candidate for Chiapas governor was critically injured in a mysterious highway collision Monday, stoking political tensions. Amado Avendano Figueroa, a 60-year-old lawyer who has represented Indian peasants in land disputes, was injured and three others were killed when a truck struck their campaign car in a remote area of the state, police said. Avendano was reported in critical but stable condition. The candidate's son was also injured.
October 2, 1989 |
Former presidential candidate Manuel J. Clouthier, the fiery, heavy-set leader of the conservative National Action Party, was killed in an automobile crash Sunday on the way from his hometown of Culiacan, Sinaloa, to a campaign rally in Mazatlan. Clouthier, 55, died along with Javier Calvo, the National Action Party's Sinaloa state chairman, at about 11:30 a.m. when the car they were riding in collided head-on with a truck, a party official said.
August 20, 1995 |
At least 18 people died and 54 were injured when two buses collided in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, the government news agency Notimex reported. It said the collision was near the town of La Blanca, about 30 miles southeast of the city of Zacatecas. Police blamed heavy fog for the collision. Federal highway police said the passengers on one of the buses were on a religious pilgrimage. The other vehicle was a regular passenger bus.
November 3, 1988
A bus in Mexico City carrying Mike Tyson, world heavyweight champion, and promoter Don King was involved in a minor accident, but no one was injured.
August 4, 1987
An automobile accident in Baja California claimed the lives of three Long Beach residents. The Imperial County Sheriff's Department said Brett Woodson, 34; Rhonda Vasquez, 34, and her husband, Hector, also 34, were in a car that went out of control and overturned several times on Mexican Highway 3, near San Felipe.